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Mar 3, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friends of History Lecture Series
Royal A. Prentice: Pioneer Archaeologist in Eastern New Mexico

New Mexico History Museum

Richard Ford, Allison Colborne, and Gary Hein have undertaken a study of Royal A. Prentice,  an early  volunteer who contributed valuable archaeological information to the Museum of New Mexico in the first three decades of the 20th century.  Although he published several useful research papers during those years in El Palacio, the quarterly magazine of the Museum of New Mexico, Prentice remains generally unknown today. The presentation will provide an overview of his life focusing on his archaeological research, stressing that the value of this work has earned him a well-deserved place in the history of New Mexico archaeology.   Our three speakers are presently associated with the Museum of New Mexico as staff or as research associates. Their aim is to publish their work in El Palacio. Knowing how much the museums and other cultural institutions in Santa Fe depend upon volunteers, their goal is to highlight the accomplishments of one such volunteer, Royal A. Prentice, and the importance of volunteers throughout the community.

Thank you to our Joint Sponsor

For this lecture, the Friends of History welcome our joint sponsor, the Friends of Archaeology.

We look forward to collaboration on the First Wednesday Lecture Series with FoA and other organizations in the future. To find out more about the Friends of Archaeology, please visit:      https://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-archaeology/

Photographer and former Rough Rider, Royal A. Prentice, 1950?  Neg. 006017. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, New Mexico History Museum


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