Saturday, March 25

“The Ballad of Plácida Romero” author presentation, silent auction, membership drive

3-5pm, Albert Lyon Event Center, 2953 South Broadway,

Author A.E. “Bob” Roland will speak about his book, “The Ballad of Plácida Romero – A Woman’s Captivity and Redemption” as part of the Sierra County Historical Society’s annual membership drive. A silent auction, appetizers, and dessert will be included. Donations are welcome. Tickets are $15 per person or $20 per couple. Get them at the door, or at the museum in advance. Roland will autograph copies of his book, which will be for sale at the event.

Contact: Geronimo Springs Museum, 575-894-6666, .

“The story of Plácida Romero’s capture, heartbreaking agony, and miraculous escape passed from generation to generation and became the subject of one of the most fascinating and captivating traditional (Hispanic) native ballads in New Mexico history.”―Jerry D. Thompson from the book’s introduction.

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