Join us in an exploration of the diversity that continues to enrich the culture of the Southwest.
In the Southwest, we use the word Spanish frequently and loosely to describe our culture. But do we really know what that word means? While many elements of our culture originate in Spain, the 16th -18th century Christian Spain that colonized the Americas was the sum total of its previous occupants: Arabs, Jews, Visigoths, and Romans.
Join us in an exploration of the diversity that continues to enrich the culture of the Southwest. Speakers Jesus Garcia and Sonya Norman of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum discuss the links between the Old and the New World as it manifests in farming, religion, ceramics, gastronomy and architecture. Jesus has worked on the Kino Heritage Fruit Trees project for a decade, and Sonya’s grandfather comes from a rural Spanish farming community in Valencia, Spain. They will be leading a trip to Spain this coming September.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience two unique voices as they complete a complicated and beautiful story of the Spanish culture and how it has left its impact on the modern Southwest.
Event Tags: culture, free, history, NPS, presentation, Spanish, the West