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New Mexico State University events, May 21-30

THOMAS TO GIVE 'NAVY PILOT'S VIEW OF WWII'


Mexico State University Museum will host a lecture by former NMSU President Gerald W. Thomas titled "A Navy Pilot's View of World War II" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in the Museum Auditorium.

As a carrier-based naval torpedo pilot, Thomas was awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Air Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation. He served as NMSU president for 14 years before retiring in 1984.

The lecture coincides with Thomas' exhibit "Torpedo Squadron Four," which is on display in the University Museum through Aug. 15.

For more information call the University Museum at (505) 646-3739.

LECTURE ON SWEDISH TIME TRAVELING PROGRAM TO BE HELD

A lecture on the program that was the basis for New Mexico State University's "Time Traveling through New Mexico's History" will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 28, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

Ebbe Westergren and Tina Lindstrom from the Kalmar Museum in southern Sweden will present a lecture on their innovative program "Historical Time-Travels: A Method to Teach about Local History."

Through a collaboration between museums, universities, schools and local historical societies in Sweden, "Historical Time Travels" holds 200 events a year that allow people to experience what life was like in the past by role playing.

The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces.

For more information, contact Jon Hunner, director of NMSU's Public History Program, at (505) 646-2490 or jhunner@nmsu.edu.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM HOSTING THREE EXHIBITS

Three exhibits are on display at the New Mexico State University Museum.

"Bypassed Places: Route 66" by photographer Cy Lehrer, will run through Aug. 28. This collection of photographs depicts the famous Route 66 highway. Lehrer has been taking photographs since 1959 and his work has appeared in more than 100 exhibitions. He works exclusively in black-and-white "fine print" mode.

Former NMSU President Gerald W. Thomas' exhibit, "Torpedo Squadron Four," will run through Aug. 15. It contains photographs, text and memorabilia related to the actions and contributions of the squadron during World War II. As a carrier-based naval torpedo pilot, Thomas was awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Air Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation.

"Folk Art Treasures," which includes a collection of New Mexican and Mexican folk art from Mary and J. Paul Taylor's home in Mesilla, will run through Aug. 28.

For more information call the University Museum at (505) 646-3739.