LANL Senior Historian Alan Carr Is Guest Speaker At May 16 Military Order Of The World Wars Meeting

Alan B. Carr/Courtesy photo


This month’s speaker will be LANL Senior Historian Alan Carr.  He will be speaking about Introduction to Historical Analysis.

What challenges do historians face? How do historians evaluate sources and craft narratives? Should you trust historians? “Introduction to Historical Methods” explores these questions.  It is not a lecture on a historical topic: it is a discussion about how historians approach history.

This month’s meeting will be on Tuesday, May 16.  We will meet in American Legion Post 90 2nd floor meeting room. The Legion Post is at 1325 Trinity Drive, down behind the Muy Salsas restaurant.  Enter through the side door to Senor Tortas restaurant and go up the stairway to the left just inside the outer door.  

The Military Order of the World Wars meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program with RSVP, or the program only at no cost.  The meeting will begin with a social period at 6:00 PM followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 PM.  The presentation is scheduled to begin at about 7:15 PM.  Dinner is available in Senor Tortas located on the 1st floor.  For further : , call Gregg Giesler at 505-662-5574 or email at

 Because of the ongoing COVID situation, the meeting will be a hybrid session including Zoom.  Zoom will start at about 6:00 pm.  Zoom details will be in the reminder email on the Sunday before the meeting

An Act of Congress chartered the Military Order of the World Wars in 1919 as a national patriotic organization.  The principal objectives of the MOWW are continuing service to the Nation, and patriotic educational opportunity for the nation’s youth and citizens.  Current youth programs are focused upon annual Youth Leadership Conferences for high school students presented in New Mexico by its related Sunbelt Patriotic Youth Leadership Conferences, Inc. Current, former and retired federally commissioned officers of all branches of the United States Uniformed Services are eligible for membership in the MOWW and are especially invited to attend our meetings.  For additional information about MOWW membership, call Commander Gregg Giesler at 505-662-5574.