Historical Society to host author

October 1, 2011 • Local News

The Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico will host the second program of its 2011 Sunday Fun Days historical lecture series [auth] at 3 p.m. Sunday

This month’s Power Point presentation and lecture is titled “Ft. Stanton, Legacy of Honor, Tradition of Healing” and will be presented by Lynda Sanchez, author/historian and retired educator.

Sanchez has called the historic town of Lincoln her home for more than three decades. She has taught at the high school and college levels on subjects including Spanish, history and anthropology. Her time in the Peace Corps in South America, her archaeological field work at Mesa Verde, Colo., and in Mexico and for the Blue Creek Maya Research Project in Belize, as well as having New Mexico author Eve Ball as her writing mentor, all greatly influenced and guided Sanchez to the colorful mosaic representing folk heroes, legends and the colorful history of the Southwest.

Fort Stanton also fits into this passion, especially after she became involved in the fight to protect, preserve and restore the site.

Sanchez is a member of Western Writers of America and freelances for “Arizona Highways,” “New Mexico Magazine,” “True West” and others. She is also author of “Eve Ball, Woman Among Men” and has co-authored “Indeh, An Apache Odyssey” and “Capture the Past for New Mexico’s Future.” She speaks before numerous groups and is an advocate for veterans’ legacy in New Mexico. Sanchez is the recipient of many awards related to these fields including a cavalry sword for work on preserving Fort Stanton, and “True West’s” 2007 Best Preservation Project in the nation award.

For more information, call Roger K. Burnett at the Historical Museum, 622-8333.

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