March 2017 Glimpses of the Past program

Four Spanish conquistadors traveling with a horse
Estevan the black

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News Release Date: March 10, 2017

Contact: Lorenzo Vigil, 505-425-8025

At the beginning of the 16th century, Estevan was born in North Africa and sold into slavery as a young man. This began a life’s journey that took him from the heart of the “Old World” into that of the “New World.” Join Mr. Edward Wallace as he relates the incredible story of Estevan, a Moor and a slave of a Spanish explorer who survived an incredible odyssey to become one of the first outsiders to set foot in what would become the American Southwest.  He was one of four survivors of the Narvaez Expedition along with Cabeza De Vaca. This program will be held at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge Street in Las Vegas, New Mexico on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:00PM.  

This program is free in partnership with the New Mexico Humanities Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs of NM, and the Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at (505) 425-8025, visit, or like on us on Facebook at You can find our free APP in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Search for Fort Union National Monument.

Last updated: March 10, 2017

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