Category: Historic Lecture Series

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Every year, Tesoro Cultural Center is proud to present its Historic Lecture Series, featuring renowned scholars, historians and authors in the field of 19th century American Western History.

Through dinner lectures at The Fort Restaurant and free lectures for the community offered in partnership with Tattered Cover, our historic lectures explore the American West from every angle, uncovering art and music from the era and examining historical events and important figures from unique perspectives.

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Tesoro’s 2019/2020 Historic Lecture Series

Each year, our Historic Lecture Series features the finest humanities scholars, historians and authors in the field of Western American history. Tesoro’s lecture series cultivates a new appreciation for the diverse cultures that shaped our current landscape – and this year’s lineup is no different! From the music of the Rio Grande to the origins of New Mexico’s Penitente Brotherhood, 19th century American Western history will come alive through each lecture.

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The Life of William Bent

William Bent, a prominent trader during the Fur Trade era, was born in St. Louis in 1809. Bent followed his older brother, Charles, into the fur-trading business as a young man.

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William and Charles Bent formed the Bent St. Vrain Company, which specialized in American Indian trade. After traveling the Santa Fe Trail several times, the Bent’s – along with Ceran St. Vrain – formed Bent’s Fort, an adobe outpost along the north bank of the … Read the entire post >

Tesoro’s 2017 Historic Lecture Series (Cont.)

Each year, our historic lecture series features the finest humanities scholars, historians and authors in the field of Western American history. The lecture series cultivates a new appreciation for diverse cultures that shaped our current landscape. From Apache wars to The Fort’s own ghost stories, 19th century American Western history comes alive through each lecture.

Dinner lectures at The Fort Restaurant include a special prix fixe menu, featuring The Fort’s famous salad, award winning guacamole, entrée and dessert*. All proceeds … Read the entire post >

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Tesoro’s 2017 Historic Lecture Series

Each year, our historic lecture series features the finest humanities scholars, historians and authors in the field of Western American history. The lecture series cultivates a new appreciation for diverse cultures that shaped our current landscape. From Apache wars to The Fort’s own ghost stories, 19th century American Western history comes alive through each lecture.

Dinner lectures at The Fort Restaurant include a special prix fixe menu, featuring The Fort’s famous salad, award winning guacamole, entrée and dessert*. All proceeds … Read the entire post >

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