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. Please send me your events.

October 10-13, 2019
Cedar City, Utah
Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) National Conference
Southern Uthan University, 351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City. See oldspanishtrail.org.

October 19, 2019 – 9:30am
Bent’s New Fort (off Hwy 50 west of Lamar, CO)
Bent’s New Fort and Sand Creek Massacre Site Tour
Chapter members and guests will meet at Bent’s New Fort (off Hwy 50 west of Lamar, CO) at 9:30 am. Pat Palmer will give a presentation beginning at 10 am. After his talk, the group will travel to the Sand Creek Massacre National Monument site for lunch at noon. At 1 pm Teri Jobe will give a presentation about the site on top of Monument Hill. Be sure to bring along a lunch, plenty of water, a hat, a chair, and sunscreen. Dress accordingly for the weather. For more information, call 719-469-1894. To learn more about the Sand Creek Massacre site, click here.

October 20, 2019 – 1pm
Springer, New Mexico
Dedication of the New Daughters of the American Revolution Granite Marker. At Point of Rocks Ranch, the ranch of Faye Gaines, 372 Point of Rocks Road, Springer, NM. Free and open to the public. Please contact Patricia Barger with any questions: pfbarger@gmail. For more information about the DAR Marker project, click here.

October 26, 2019 (Saturday) –  12:00 to 6:00 pm
15 Year Anniversary of the New Mexico DNA Project
Offered by the Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute and the New Mexico DNA Project and Ángel de Cervantes.  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.

12:00 – 1:30 The Aztec Massacre of 1520 through DNA.

1:30 – 2:45 What are the DNA results of the New Mexico DNA Project and what do they tell us about identity?

3:00 – 3:45 A Historical Audit of New Mexico Historians and Authors.  Is there research accurate in using primary sources?

3:45 – 4:45 What is Paleography and how do you use it in Family History research?

4:45 – 5:30 How to do a DNA Family History Audit?

5:30 – 6:00 Open Question Session and Networking.

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

November 6, 2019 – 4pm to 6pm
Santa Fe – NM Military Museum
Grand opening ribbon cutting event at the New Mexico Military Museum. For more information, contact nmmmfoundation@gmail.com 

November 16, 2019 – 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Santa Fe
Terror on the Santa Fe Trail: Kit Carson and the Jicarilla Apache
Under the program of the Santa Fe Trail Association – End of the Trail Chapter
Southside Public Library
6599 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe

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

September 19-23, 2020
Elko, Nevada
Oregon-California Trails Convention

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

October 14-17, 2020
Albuquerque, NM
Western History Association Conference

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

October 24-27, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri 
Joint Conference of the Western History Association and the Southern Historical Association