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 !!!

This section is regularly updated.

June 29, 2019 – 8:00am to late afternoon
Santa Fe – Cimarron – Rayado
Field Trip to Cimarron & Rayado

The End of the Trail Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will tour historic sites in Cimarron and Rayado. The trip will also include a visit to the Philmont Boy Scout Museum. Participants are urged to carpool and bring a brown bag lunch, water, and snacks. Lunch will be on the grounds at Philmont.RSVP for sign-up and details to Joy at amusejoy@msn.com.

June 15-16, 2019
Fort Union New Mexico
Program of the Santa Fe Trail Association
Visit this historic site for a full day of American Indian dancing, special interpretive talks, living historians dressed and equipped as soldiers, and historic weapons displays. Kids’ activity tent will be open all day. For more information, contact Lorenzo Vigil, 505-425-8025, ext.0.

July 4, 2019
Bent’s Old Fort, Colorado
Program of the Santa Fe Trail Association
Come celebrate an old-fashioned forth with orations, games, black powder firing, demonstrations, re-enactors, refreshments, and more, 719-383-5023.

July 13, 2019
Cimarron, New Mexico
Program of the Santa Fe Trail Association
Corazon Chapter, New Mexico
Chapter will tour historic Saint James Hotel and Old Mill in Cimarron, NM. 575-376-2527

August 16-19, 2019
Pueblo, Colorado
Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (GSHA) Conference.
See gshaa.org to get all the latest updates on the agenda, speakers, topics and other surprises.

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

October 16-19, 2019
Las Vegas – Nevada
Western History Association Conference

April 16-18, 2020
Silver City, NM
Historical Society of New Mexico Conference

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