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February 2020

Smithsonian Movie Screening The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hubbard Museum of the American West (Cope Learning Center), 26301 US 70
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 United States

The Green Book: Guide to Freedom In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African-Americans navigate safe passage across America well into the 1960s. Explore some of the segregated nation's safe havens and notorious "sundown towns" and witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph. This event is included…

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Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco “Adela Sloss-Vento”

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hubbard Museum of the American West (Cope Learning Center), 26301 US 70
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 United States

Join us for a talk and book signing presented by Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco for her new release “Adela Sloss-Vento: Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist”. Dr. Orozco is Professor of History and Humanities at Eastern New Mexico University in Ruidoso and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and UCLA. She has also authored the book “No Mexicans, Women or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement” This event is included…

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March 2020

Smithsonian Movie Screening Aerial America: the Wild West

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hubbard Museum of the American West (Cope Learning Center), 26301 US 70
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 United States

Aerial America: the Wild West The American West has fascinated people for generations and it's no wonder. It's a region of tall tales and larger-than-life characters, intermingling cultures and powerful industries, and stunning landscapes best enjoyed from breathtaking heights. Aerial America: The Wild West whisks you across the western frontier, from the St. Louis Arch to the Pacific shores to the Alaskan wilderness. Watch as we capture its many visual wonders and celebrate the men, women, and children who made…

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May 2020

Randy Granger “Music and Stories of the Southwest”

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hubbard Museum of the American West, 26301 US 70
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 United States

Native American flute player, storyteller and musician, Randy Granger, brings his southwest style of entertainment to the museum. Randy is a headliner at many Native American music festivals as well as a Native flute teacher at schools around the US. He weaves acoustic instruments like the flute, drums, and voice with stories from many tribes. He is an award-winning recording artist and is heard on stations and podcasts around the world. Randy is a native of New Mexico and has…

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June 2020

Diana Molina “Raramuri: the Foot Runners of the Sierra Madre”

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hubbard Museum of the American West (Cope Learning Center), 26301 US 70
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 United States

Raramuri, Uto-Aztecan for Tarahumara, are among the world's best runners from lives spent traversing the canyon walls and plateaus of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northern Mexico. In a personal narrative complimented by anthropological, ethnographic and scientific research, Diana Molina will feature the exceptional Raramuri culture, discuss the impact of modern society on their lifestyle and highlight the amazing expanse of the canyon environment with stunning photographs taken while living among the tribe for extended periods of time. This event…

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