The Las Cruces Railroad Museum hosts a free, “Brown Bag Lecture,” at 12:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. On March 13, Robert Diaz will present: “Contextualizing the Past: The Burges House, the El Paso County Historical Society, and the Importance of Local History.”
Diaz, a native El Pasoan, is the president of the El Paso County Historical Society and is a graduate student at University of Texas, El Paso. His areas of research include the formation of the US/Mexico border in the El Paso area between 1840 and 1860 and the development of science in the 19th century United States, focusing on scientists who travelled to the Pacific coast to study native peoples.
The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call (575) 647-4480.