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Spain: Moors & Christians, Olives & Wine
March 12, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 amFree
Special Presentation & Trip Preview: Spain: Moors and Christians, Olives and Wine – Tracing the Cultural and Agricultural Roots of the American Southwest
In the Southwest we use the adjective Spanish frequently and loosely. Indeed, many elements of our culture originate in Spain. But the 16th -18th century Christian Spain that colonized the Americas was the sum total of its previous occupants – Arabs, Jews, Visigoths and Romans. Join us in an exploration of the links between Old and New World farming, religion, ceramics, gastronomy and architecture. Speakers are Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum staff Jesus Garcia and Sonya Norman. Jesus has worked on the Kino Heritage Fruit Trees project for a decade, and Sonya’s grandfather comes from a rural Spanish farming community in Valencia, Spain. They will be leading a trip to Spain this coming September. Trip details can be seen at http://www.desertmuseum.org/center/edu/spain_2014.php. Free.