State Historian Rob Martinez is a native New Mexican born and raised in Albuquerque. A graduate of the University of New Mexico with a B.B.A. in International Business Management, Rob went on to pursue his interest in New Mexican culture and history at UNM, earning an M.A. in Latin American history, with an emphasis on church, cultural, and social practices of the Spanish Colonial period in New Mexico.
Mr. Martinez worked for fourteen years as a research historian for the Sephardic Legacy Project, scouring civil and church archives in New Mexico, Mexico, Spain, France, Italy, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, analyzing documents for a research and publishing project about the Crypto-Jewish phenomenon in New Mexico and the Caribbean.
A New Undertaking
Due to current stay-at-home orders, the Friends of History is moving to an on-line presentation format until the New Mexico History Museum is able to reopen and host large gatherings. For this lecture, you can participate real time either via Facebook or YouTube. Here are the details: There are two links to the presentation which will be available a few days prior to the presentation: https://www.facebook.com/NewMexicoHistoryMuseum/
For Youtube, go to: https://youtu.be/Kwy_AwvRyHU
To view the presentation, just click on your link of choice shortly before the Webinar begins -- 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, June 3rd. There will be an opportunity for written questions. Just scroll down the event page you are on and post your question. Our speakers will address the questions following the presentation to the extent time allows.