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.
Please send me information about your events, fmpatorni@earthlink.net

October 17-20, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
58th Annual Western History Association Conference
Re-imagining Race and Ethnicity in the West
Check the website for details: https://www.westernhistory.org/2018

October 26-27, 2018
New Mexico Genealogical Society
58th Anniversary Conference
At the Marriott Pyramid Hotel in Albuquerque

October 27, 2018 – 10:30 am – 5:45 pm
14 Year Anniversary of the New Mexico DNA Project
All-day seminar.
By Ángel de Cervantes, History Instructor and the Executive Director of the Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute and the New Mexico DNA Project.

At the Albuquerque Special Collections Library (Botts Hall), 423 Central Ave. NE, Albuquerque NM. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact angelrcervantes@gmail.com.

November 1-3, 2018
Portland, Maine
Conference of the Western Society for French History
The theme for this year’s conference is “French History from the Edge,” exploring how the study of geographic peripheries, marginalized populations, the intersectionality of gender, race, and class, and interdisciplinary methodologies informs our understanding of France and Francophone worlds.

November 2, 2018 – 1pm to 3pm
Santa Fe – La Fonda Hotel
The 2015 Old Spanish Trail Historic Re-Ride – premier showing.
In 2014 and 2015, three ember of the California Backcountry Horsemen’s Association rode the Old Spanish Trail from California to Santa Fe. The event is free, thanks to La Fonda.

November 2-4, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
2018 Family History Conference

November 17, 2018 – 1:00 to 3:30pm
Santa Fe
Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail
Presentation by Leo Oliva.
Under the program of the Santa Fe Trail Association-End of Trail Chapter. At the Santa Fe Public Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive.

November 17, 2018 – 10:30am
Las Vegas, NM
Santa Fe Trail Association
Corazon de los Caminos Chapter Annual membership Meeting

March 28-30, 2019
New Mexico History Conference
Historical Society of New Mexico
Deadline for submissions is October 19,  2018

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