“Amazing Woman of the Wild West: Susan Shelby Magoffin: A Live Historical Portrayal by VanAnn Moore, Musical Accompaniment by Luis Campos” is set for 2 p.m. May 8 at the Historic Old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Road, across from Casa San Ysidro in Corrales.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Chautauqua performer and researcher VanAnn Moore is set to present a living historical portrayal of Susan Shelby Magoffin in full costume with guitar accompaniment from master flamenco guitarist Luis Campos. Moore is an international singer, actress and historian who will provide a performance enacting the journey of one courageous woman from the Wild West.
Magoffin’s story is told through her diary, written beginning in June 1846 over a period of 15 months. After marrying at age 18, she sets out with her Santa Fe trader husband from New Mexico into Chihuahua.
Magoffin is one of several women who represented what it took to survive and thrive during very colorful and extremely challenging times in New Mexico’s Territorial Era.
This program will run approximately an hour and a half. Refreshments will be served.
This is a presentation of Corrales Historical Society Speaker Series and the New Mexico Humanities Council, made possible by grants from National Endowment for the Humanities.