Everything Past is Present at Los Luceros Historic Site with Rebecca Ward and Carly Stewart

Everything past is always present in New Mexico, especially the stories embedded in its land and architecture. People here are as passionate about the state’s hard-working historical buildings as they are about a modest 150-year-old neighborhood adobe. At Los Luceros, New Mexico’s newest historic site, “now” and “then” mingle on 140+ bucolic acres stretching along…Read more

Words on Walls with Dr. Maggie DePond, Exhibition Copy Editor for Santa Fe Museums and Historic Sites

Word nerds and punctuation perfectionists rejoice! Encounter Culture host Charlotte Jusinski ends the season in grand, grammatically correct fashion with Dr. Margaret DePond, exhibition copy editor for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Maggie also lends her talents to El Palacio Magazine, casting a last, learned glance over every issue before it goes live. …Read more

Take Action: The New Mexico State Library with Jean Whitehorse and Eli Guinnee

Walk into any library, and the world is revealed, from tall tales and vital truths to oral histories and picture books. It’s no wonder then that these magical repositories of imagination and knowledge also contain some of the coolest, most subversive, and most innovative people on the planet: librarians.  To prove the point, Encounter Culture…Read more