Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Mr. Edward Wallace
Email angelstwo@lobo.net
Office Phone 505/896-1073
Address 255 Ivory Road SE
Rio Rancho, NM  87124
Biographical Info Edward Wallace has worked as an "extra" in movies and is a volunteer at El Rancho De Las Golondrinas. He is a member of Toastmasters International and has attained the levels of Advanced Speaker Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze. He has conducted workshops and seminars on health and personal growth.
Program Title FROM SLAVE TO SUPERSTAR: The Life of James Pierson Beckwourth
Character Name Jim Beckwourth
Program Description An inspiring, entertaining, educational and historically accurate portrayal of one of our forgotten heroes. Edward Wallace uses his professional acting experience to bring to life the exploits of a truly remarkable and awe-inspiring character of our early western history. Jim Beckwourth, born a slave, went on to found Pueblo, Colorado, trap beaver with the likes of Kit Carson and Jim Bridger, and discover a pass over the Sierra Madre Mountains, which made it easier for immigrants traveling to California. His other exploits include owning a hotel in Santa Fe, running a trading post in Taos, and becoming Chief of the Mountain Crows. The audience is treated to an unforgettable and educational journey into our historical past. This program has elicited such comments as "The best Chautauqua program we have ever had," and, "Mr. Wallace's portrayal was truly mesmerizing."
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
Chautauqua Program Application (Booking) Click here to fill out a funding application for this program »
Program Title ESTEVAN THE BLACK: Journey into the Unknown
Character Name Estevan the Moor
Program Description Estavan, a Moor and Spanish slave is given credit for being the first European to set foot in what is now the states of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. How he accomplished that feat is an all most unbelievable tale, filled with danger, adventure, and a date with Fate. Leaving Spain with his master and a company of 600 in 1527, he was stranded with three Spaniards in northern Mexico and began an adventure that included being captured and enslaved by Indians, wandering lost, being revered as a God, and meeting his fate at Zuni Pueblo. A remarkable story about a remarkable man.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
Chautauqua Program Application (Booking) Click here to fill out a funding application for this program »
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