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September 2021

Brown Bag Lunch Series: ¡VIVA LA INDEPENCIA!: The Role of Hombres a Caballo in Mexico, 1821-1930

In conjunction with the exhibition ¡Viva Mexico!, National Cowboy Museum Curator Michael Grauer will celebrate the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence from Spain by emphasizing the roles of horseback peoples and cultures in Mexican history. Historically, men on horseback have always been viewed as independent and protectors of independence. Throughout Mexican history, from chinacos to vaqueros to charros, hombres a caballo (men on horseback) fought against oppression and became vital symbols of Mexico’s multicultural heritage. Bring your lunch or purchase one…

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: The Republic of Mexico: Decades in the Making

The case of Mexico’s Civic Militia illustrates the extent to which independence was less a defined moment in time than a series of changes spanning decades. Guanajuato, the old mining capital and so-called “cradle of independence,” is a case in point. Matters of government, citizenship, class, and race all converged in the institution of the militia decades before, and after, Agustin de Iturbide’s 1821 declaration. Join Bryan E. Vizzini, Ph.D., Professor of History at West Texas A&M University as he…

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: 1821 Missouri and Mexico’s Bicentennials—South/North International Trade Begins

Missouri became a state in 1821, and 2021 marks its 200th anniversary of statehood. That same year, Mexico became a nation, having gained its independence from Spain. When Mexico opened trade with the United States, Hispano and American entrepreneurs were ready and able to make the Santa Fe Trail a two-way international trade route and a conduit for cultural exchange between the two nations. Presented by Dr. Gene T. Chávez, Ed.D. Bring your lunch or purchase one at The Museum…

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Finding El Norte: Shifting Perspective on Western History

In conjunction with the exhibition Find Your North, Nathan Jones, National Cowboy Museum associate curator of history, will present a wide-angle overview of Western history with a focus on the Hispanic experience of the area from 1527 to today. Examining the West on a north- south axis offers new questions and insights into the region’s history. Bring your lunch or purchase one at The Museum Grill. Reservations are not required. Free admission to the Brown Bag presentation and The Museum…

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