Wednesday, 11/15/2023: Doors will open at 5PM for the GCAS general meeting at 2045 Memory Lane in Silver City. No potluck but light refreshments provided. The usual short business meeting will start at 5:30PM, to be followed immediately by our very own Kyle Meredith, who will present a history of 19th-Century topographical engineer, cartographer, and explorer Lt. William H. Emory: EMORY IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO - If Emory didn't go over Emory Pass, which way did he go? And what was he doing here in Mexico, anyway?
Here's more about Kyle, in his own words:
Having an MA in Fine Arts with an emphasis on sculpture, I have pursued a variety of jobs to supplement an unsubstantial income generated by art. Among them are: child care worker, screen print artist, goat wrangler, graphic designer, foundry worker, forest fire camp crew member, and a landscaper/laborer. The closest I ever got to a professional job was a summer as the Interim Director for the Trinidad (Colorado) History Museum after spending a few years giving old house tours there.
Moving to Silver City, NM, in 2003 my partner and I enthusiastically joined the Grant County Archaeological Society where we had the pleasure and honor to meet a number of the eminent Mimbres scholars and the opportunity to assist several of them in their research. Having served as GCAS President for four years, I stepped away from that position in 2021 and have made myself available for various projects and events while we prepare to move to Mexico.
Join us for this glimpse into our area's history!
/s/ webmaster [Click on the photo of Kyle up there, to appreciate how big the pricky pear cactus-tree is that he's standing under!]