Alan Osborne talk on 16th Century New Mexico

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Speaker:  Alan Osborne, co-founder of Southwest Seminars

Location:  Hosted at the Forum, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive

This lecture is FREE to CIR members; $10 for non-members and guests

Alan Osborne, native of Oklahoma, was educated at Oklahoma State University and completed his Master’s coursework (UNM) in American Indian history and Spanish Colonial borderlands. His academic teaching and public lecturing specialties are American Indian history, Spanish Colonial borderlands frontier history, and Mexican-American territorial history.


Alan is the co-founder of Southwest Seminars, a nonprofit cultural education organization that offers public lecture series in the fields of American Indian culture and history, Hispanic culture and history, Southwest archaeology, art and literature for the past 15 years.  He was the New Mexico State Director of Elderhostel for 12 years and co-founder of New Mexico Elderhostel, as well as founder of College of Santa Fe’s Elderhostel program.


He has lectured or toured for educational study travel groups sponsored by: Yale University Alumni Association, UCLA Alumni Association, The American Orient Express/American Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Travel Associates Clipper, Special Expeditions, Saga Road Scholar/Tony Hillerman Program.  He has provided museum docent and educational training lectures for Museum of Indian Art and Culture, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian and The Palace of the Governors.