The Land of Enchantment: Reception & Program at East End Urban market

Feb 10 2009 - 6:00pm
Feb 10 2009 - 8:00pm

Event Description:

Join us for an exciting and informal program for travelers, art lovers, history buffs and those who follow the modern cultural-political environment of the US and Mexico.

The Land of Enchantment
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
6:00-7:00pm Reception - Drop by to mingle
7:00-8:00pm Program - The Land of Enchantment
East End Urban Market
716 Telephone Road
Houston, Texas 77023

Following an informal reception with free refreshments, Mark Lacy will present a slide show and information for people who may be interested to travel to northern New Mexico and the Four Corners region. The presentation will also look at the impact of the Colonial world on the indigenous population of New Mexico and draw parallels to modern trends in Mexico and New Mexico as cultural resources are threatened. The East End Urban Market offers an ideal setting to illustrate these changes.

With events that have been repeated annually for more than 300 years and mysteries handed down for hundreds, even thousands of years by its diverse populations, New Mexico is referred to as "the land of enchantment" for many good reasons. The presentation will cover: Territorial histories of New Mexico; Matachines dances at Taos Pueblo; Shrine of the Stone Lions; Gallup's Intertribal Ceremonial; the annual Pilgrimage to Chimayo; Ancient Puebloans (formerly referred to as Anasazi); Christmas in Santa Fe; Acoma Pueblo ("Sky City"); and much more. An award-winning photojournalist and writer, Lacy leads educational adventures for Houston Institute for Culture, with the Southwest, Mexico and Spanish history as his main focus.

The site of the February meeting, East End Urban Market is located in the Tlaquepaque Market, 716 Telephone Road, Houston, Texas 77023, just across the plaza from Bohemeo's Art, Music and Coffee House. The location is near the corner of Telephone and Lockwood, just two miles east of downtown and less than one mile north of University of Houston.

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Houston Institute for Culture

Event Sponsor:
Houston Monthly & Houston Institute for Culture

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Mark Lacy

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