The events listed below might interest the friends of New Mexico’s history, of course including the French in New Mexico, but also other events which lovers of Western History might want to attend in New Mexico and other places. These are the events I know about, many are missing !!!

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April 20, 2019 (Saturday) – 10:30 am to 5:45pm
The 13 Year Anniversary of the Iberian Peninsula DNA Project.
 By Ángel de Cervantes. Ángel de Cervantes is a History Instructor and the Executive Director of the Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute and the New Mexico DNA Project. For more information about the New Mexico DNA Project, visit their website online: https://www.familytreedna.com/public/NewMexicoDNA
This will be an all-day lecture series on DNA and Hispanic family history. Free and open to the public. At the Albuquerque Special Collections Library (Botts Hall), 423 Central Ave. NE.

May 18, 2019 – 1:30 to 3:30pm
Santa Fe
Living History on the Santa Fe Trail
Presentation by Henry B. Crawford. Under the program of the Santa Fe Trail Association-End of Trail Chapter. At the Santa Fe Public Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive.

June 8, 2019
Joint “mini-conference” NM Jewish Historical Society and Historical Society of New Mexico. Details will be posted later.

June 13-15, 2019
South Shore of Montreal, Québec (Canada)
Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society
The conference theme is « Order and Disorder in the French Colonial Empire », which invites participants to consider principles, institutions, and strategies that ensured the establishment and maintenance of colonial order but also contestations and resistances which sometimes led to its collapse. At the Université de Sherbrooke (Campus de Longueuil). https://www.frenchcolonial.org/index.php

September 3-8, 2019
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Oregon-California Trails Association Convention
The tentative program includes the following:
Juan Bautista De Anza
Archaeology on the Southern Trail
Bartolome Baca and the opening of the French trappers in New Mexico Territory
Kearny’s trail from Santa Fe to Arizona
Military protection on the Southern Route
Mormon Battalion in New Mexico
Women in the Mormon Battalion
Jeffords and Cochise
Civilian Doctor at Fort Lancaster (Texas)
*** French presence in New Mexico and on the trails to Santa Fe
Jewish traders on the Santa Fe & Camino Real
Traveling to the gold fields along the southern trails
Early Railroads into Santa Fe
Construction of the Railroad along the Southern Trail

September 14, 2019 – 10:30am
Talk by Nancy Tucker
Albuquerque?  Funny?  Ha!  You betcha!  Comic postcards by Albuquerque publishers.  From the 1930s into the 1960s, Albuquerque postcard producers big and small took on the tourist market with humorous postcards filled with stereotyped images of cowboys, Indians and tourist dudes.  We’ll look at cards, funny or not, by Babcock & Borough, Standley-May, Ward Anderson Printing, Herbert Hyde and even Fred Harvey.  (No, not THAT Fred Harvey!). At Botts Hall Special Collections Library, 423 Central Ave NE (northwest corner of Edith).

September 25-28, 2019
St Louis, MO
Santa Fe Trail Association Symposium

September 24-26, 2020
Larned, KS
Santa Fe Trail Center Rendezvous

September 22-26, 2021
La Junta, CO
Santa Fe Trail Association Symposium Bent’s Old Fort NHS