Reading/Discussion Groups Reflecting on New Mexicans’ Experiences with War

The Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center will host a series of discussion groups, reading excerpts from its own anthology, From the Frontlines to the Home Front: New Mexicans Reflect on War. MAMF Writer-in-Residence Paul Zolbrod and co-editor Allen Dale Olson have compiled some thirty narratives solicited from New Mexico veterans and their loved ones to project family involvement in military action. These first-hand essays and reflections are dedicated to the idea that the standards of military service are met not only by those in uniform, but also by moms and dads, siblings and kids, and spouses and partners—something often overlooked.


The first “Frontlines” group will meet in three sessions at the Museum of the American Military Family (546B State Highway 333–Old Route 66-next to Molly’s bar) in Tijeras. Meeting dates are: March 3, 10, 17 from 1:00-3:00. All participants will receive an anthology and the group is free and open to the public. For more information on additional workshops, or to reserve a slot in the March group, please call (505) 504-6830. Groups are limited to fifteen people, and participants are encouraged to attend all three days.


This program is made possible through funding from the New Mexico Humanities Council.