2 p.m.  All lectures are presented at the Bernalillo Town Council Chambers.


Note: This is a New Location for our Lectures.


The Bernalillo Town Council Chambers is located on Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo, NM. 

2020 "Year of the Woman"

            Throughout 2020 the FCHS Sunday afternoon lecture program will inspire, entertain and inform attendees about the women of New Mexico or enjoy a lecture presented by notable female scholars.  


Scheduled Lectures

Additional lectures and details will be provided throughout the year.

Available via YouTube -

Drinking Practice and Politics in Chaco Canyon -

Presented by Dr. Patricia Crown

You may enjoy Dr. Crown's program through a webinar via YouTube. Use the link below to view her webinar, “Drinking Practice and Politics in Chaco Canyon New Mexico” generously provided by the School of Advanced Research (SAR). Dr. Crown was to be our June speaker. Enjoy her talk a little early at your leisure. This starts about 25 minutes in. Just slide the advance bar backward to the start.



Dr. Crown is an archaeologist who works in the American Southwest and has been on faculty at UNM since 1993, where she is the Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor of Anthropology. Professional recognition and honors include the A.V. Kidder Award from American Anthropological Association, UNM Presidential Award of Distinction Award and the Society of American Archaeology Award for Excellence in Ceramic Research.


Dr. Crown uncovered the first evidence of chocolate consumption in North America—north of Mexico—in 2009, and her research has received national and international attention. Crown and colleague Jeffery Hurst—at the time a senior chemist for the Hershey Company—have analyzed the identified chemical signature of cacao in three sherds of distinctive cylinder jars from Chaco Canyon, expanding knowledge of trade relationships between Mesoamerica and the US Southwest. 

May 17 -

La Nina Otera-Warren

Presented by Deb Blanche

March 15 -

Chasing the Cure in New Mexico -   Thousands of health seekers

journeyed to New Mexico from 1880 to 1940, hoping its high and

dry climate would heal their diseased lungs.  Dr. Lewis will

examine the impact and the experience of these "lungers," many

of whom stayed to make remarkable contributions to their adopted

home.  Presented by Dr. Nancy Lewis


April 19 -

From Spain to New Mexico: The Journey to Keep a Secret. Presented by Norma Libman