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NMSU's Public History Program seeks long-time Las Cruces residents

New Mexico State University's Public History Program and the New Mexico Hispanic Cultural Center of Albuquerque are looking for residents who are knowledgeable of people and events of Las Cruces' history, and are willing to be interviewed as part of an oral history workshop scheduled for Nov. 14.


The history program plans to distribute a list of possible interviewees to workshop participants who will conduct oral histories celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Las Cruces. Possible uses of the interviews include documenting the history and culture of the city through museum exhibits, media programs and books.

Individuals who feel they can offer stories about the history of Las Cruces, or know of someone who can, should send their name, address, phone number, and a short description of the subject's background concerning the history of Las Cruces, to Jon Hunner at NMSU's Public History Program, MSC 3H, P.O. Box 30001, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003. For more information, or to register by phone, call Hunner at (505) 646-2490.