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Strange But True Stories of New Mexico 2017

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum hosts a free program at noon on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. On September 12, Mary Diecker presents Strange But True Stories of New Mexico for this month’s Brown Bag Lecture.

New Mexico is a vast and varied land blessed with a fascinating history, diverse people, and rich cultures. Storytelling has long been a tradition in the Land of Enchantment. This presentation is a collection of 'strange but true' stories -- some humorous, some poignant -- that illuminate the state's history.

Diecker is the author of two books, "Roadrunner Tales" and "Roadrunner Tales 2.0," each containing 366 stories about New Mexico. She has just finished a third volume of 268 more, bringing the grand total to 1,000. In addition to presenting for the New Mexico Humanities Council's Chautauqua/Speakers Bureau, Mary has taught for Oasis, Central New Mexico Community College, the University of New Mexico’s Continuing Education and Senior Summer School. She has spoken at two national conventions as well as given presentations to many groups in and around Albuquerque and across the State of New Mexico.

This program is made possible by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council, which is supported by grants from National Endowment for the Humanities.

The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, visit the website at: or call (575) 647-4480.