State Historian Rob Martinez Is Guest Speaker For July 21 LWV Virtual Lunch With A Leader

104449606_109223954168760_171513589175841582_nState Historian Rob Martinez will be the guest speaker for the virtual LWV Lunch with a Leader July 21. Courtesy photo


Continuing with ZOOM, Lunch with a Leader presented by the League of Women Voters will be  July 21, at 11:45 a.m. Below is the information you need to get on the Zoom meeting.  After you put in your info, you will receive the Zoom link. If you are having difficulty you can call/text Karyl Ann Armbruster at (505) 231-8286.

Our speaker is State Historian Rob Martínez who is a native New Mexican born and raised in Albuquerque. A graduate of the University of New Mexico with a B.B.A. in International Business Management, Rob then went on to pursue his interest in New Mexican culture and history at U.N.M., earning an M.A. in Latin American history, with an emphasis on church, cultural, and social practices of the Spanish Colonial period in New Mexico. Rob worked for 14 years as a research historian for the Sephardic Legacy Project, scouring civil and church archives analyzing documents for a research and publishing project about the Crypto-Jewish phenomenon in New Mexico and the Caribbean.

Rob has performed musically  in all parts of New Mexico, and on multiple occasions has presented music and New Mexican culture at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington, D.C., the NEA’s National Heritage Fellowship Awards, and also at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.​ He will be describing his job as State Historian and discussing Nuestras Madrecitas: Women in Our History.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.