On Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2 pm, author Rosanne Archuletta will discuss the wooden New Mexico roadside markers which have been part of NM for over 70 years. In recent years markers were added to honor New Mexico women who contributed to the people and communities of our state. It is easy to become inspired by the many women who are honored in this manner. They come from varied cultures and backgrounds, but they all share pioneer status in their mutual quests to make a lasting impact on the lives of New Mexico families and communities. These women serve as examples through their deeds, accomplishments, and trials.
New Mexico’s Historical Marker Project has served an important part in the way New Mexico tells its story to visitors, residents, and future generations. Lining the miles of highways and roads across its beautiful countryside, each marker has a unique story that provides those passing by with information about an intriguing historical moment or influential individual in the area. Thanks to the New Mexico Historical Women’s Marker Initiative, this program has taken on a new role to inform motorists of the many historical facts about the great women of the state. It is easy to become inspired by the many New Mexican women who fill these pages. They come from varied cultures and backgrounds, but they all share pioneer status in their mutual quests to make a lasting impact on the lives of New Mexico families and communities. These women serve as examples through their deeds, accomplishments, and trials. They are not just mothers, daughters, sisters and friends; they are military service women, business leaders, healers, and educators. The New Mexico Historical Marker Project serves as a lasting memento of their great accomplishments and contributions to the rich and colorful history of the ”Land of Enchantment.” New Mexico has many reasons to be proud of these women and their contributions.
Rosanne Roberts Archuletta was born in Philadelphia and came to New Mexico for the first time in March 2003. She fell in love with the State, and moved to Santa Fe, after living many years in San Francisco. She is the Principal of R. M. Roberts and Associates, LLC, a human resources consulting firm. The firm has been providing employee training and coaching, staff recruiting and business consulting to organizations throughout the United States for over twenty years.
In addition, Rosanne is a dynamic speaker who lectures nationally on topics related to professional and personal development. She was a speaker at a conference organized by the United Nations held in Beijing, China in 1995. She was also a speaker at the Pennsylvania State University’s College of Liberal Arts’ Career Day in 2005. Since arriving in New Mexico she has presented seminars and has facilitated group meetings at the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos, the Santa Fe Community College, La Fonda Hotel, the Los Alamos National Lab, and the Los Alamos Main Street Committee. Rosanne holds a M.A. degree from Naropa University and a B.A. degree from The Pennsylvania State University. Her Master’s thesis, “Mystics in the Boardroom: Creating a Life Enriching Workplace,” is still being read throughout the country.