Free Lecture Series

Date(s) - Wednesday January 26, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte

Contact: Elephant Butte Lake State Park

All are welcome to attend this free Wednesday evening series. Park fees are waived for attendees. Enter at the main gate and follow the signs to the location.

January 26, 2022: Bruce Cox
The Geologic History of Sierra County: Reading the Rocks and Landforms
Geologist and snowbird Bruce Cox, an active member of the Rock & Gem Society, will share his knowledge of the area’s geology.

February 9, 2022: Will Dooley
The History of San Marcial
The ghost city of San Marcial, once located at the north end of Elephant Butte Lake, has a fascinating history. Damsite Historic District staff historian Will Dooley will present.

February 23, 2022: Austin Wilson
Mammals, Great & Small, of Elephant Butte
Ranger Wilson will present myths and facts on javelinas, coyotes, mule deer, jackrabbits, porcupines, desert-dwelling mice, and other mammals.

March 9, 2022: Will Dooley
Women of the Southwest
Dooley will talk about familiar women of the past including Sadie Orchard, Magnolia Ellis and Ma Hopkins.

March 23, 2022: Mario Portillo & Harold Dick
Music of Our Ancestors
Singer/guitarist Portillo and singer/drummer Dick will perform music of their native cultures (Mexican and Apache) and provide some background of each piece.

Cost: free
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