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Sunday, September 22, 2019Community Activity

New Mexico Merchants and the Luxuries of the Manila Galleons

On September 22 at 2pm, Linda Tigges, PhD. will discuss her recent research into the merchants in Colonial New Mexico and the transatlantic trade and the textiles and clothing they brought back to New Mexico from Nueva España.
In the 1700s New Mexico merchants loaded mule trains with animal hides and cloth and set out for the markets at El Paso and Chihuahua. They returned with everyday goods and with European luxuries such as Lorraine lace and Brittany linen from New Spain’s Atlantic trade. They also brought silks, porcelain, and pearls to Acapulco on the Manila galleons. In this way, New Mexico became part of the Spanish global trade system. Using original documents, Spanish Colonial historian Dr. Linda Tigges will bring the merchant exploits and their remarkable goods to life.
Linda Tigges, PhD, is a former land planner now doing historic research on the Spanish Colonial period. A New Mexico resident for 40 years, her work had included extensive archival research on historic properties in Santa Fe. She has also published articles for the New Mexico Historical Review and for the New Mexico Genealogical Society Journal. A recent publication is Spanish Colonial Lives, which includes 54 documents edited by her...  More >>

Sunday, September 22, 2019 2:00 PM thru 04:00 PM
Historic Old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Road, across from Casa San Ysidro
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Debbie Clemente

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