El Rancho de las Golondrinas Lecture Series presents The Battalion of San Patricio: Mexico’s Irish Soldiers

El Rancho de las Golondrinas Lecture Series presents The Battalion of San Patricio: Mexico’s Irish Soldiers

El Rancho de las Golondrinas, New Mexico’s premier Living History Museum, kicks off its 50th anniversary season with three lectures over the winter months. The series, voted the Best Lecture Series 2021 in the Santa Fe Reporter, features a diverse range of topics and guest speakers.

The series wraps up on March 29, with Las Golondrinas Board Chair Henry Rivera, speaking on The Battalion of San Patricio: Mexico’s Irish Soldiers. A little-known fact of the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 is that deserters from the U.S. Army, most of whom were Irish, fought for Mexico and were known as “The San Patricio Battalion.” They fought under a green flag emblazoned with a figure of St. Patrick and are heroes in Mexico even today. Learn what motivated these men, what fate awaited them when captured and how the racial and religious climate of the 1840’s and its correlation with Manifest Destiny impacted them.

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Time:  6:00 – 7:00PM

Location: At St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 West Palace Avenue.

Cost: Tickets are $10; free admission for Las Golondrinas and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members with ID. All attendees will need to show proof of COVID vaccine at the door.

For more information, go to golondrinas.org.

Event Information

Location: At St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 West Palace Avenue.

https://golondrinas.org/

Cost: Tickets are $10; free admission for Las Golondrinas and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members with ID.