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

June 15 – 17, 2018
Las Vegas and Watrous, NM
Fort Union Days
Friday June 14:
Family Heritage Day – Co-sponsored with Friends of Fort Union National Monument. Registration fee of $40 for daytime activities on Friday (fee includes lunch).
Saturday, June 16:
At Fort Union National Monument, Watrous, NM. All events are free. Lunch will be available for purchase during the day.

For more information, contact Lorenzo Vigil, lorenzo_vigil@nps.gov, 505-425-8025, or www.nps.gov/foun

June 23, 2018 – 1pm to 3pm
Mora (at the mill), New Mexico
Annual Meeting of the St. Vrain Mill Foundation

June 24, 2018 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Panel: Telling Their Stories (of New Mexico Jewish families)
The New Mexico Humanities Council awarded NMJHS a grant to collect, preserve, and share the stories of four prominent New Mexico Jewish families who made a major impact on their local community’s businesses and civic leadership. ‘Telling Their Stories’ will highlight two of the four families interviewed: the Friedmans of Albuquerque and the Bells of Santa Fe.  Panel Program speakers include:
Dr. Noel Pugach and Harvey Buchalter, Project Co-Directors
Dr. Richard Melzer, Moderator
Howard Friedman and Jon Bell, “Telling our Family Stories” Panelists

Light Refreshments will be served. At the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque- Auditorium, 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE.  The program is open to the public and NMJHS members. Donations are welcome. For info, contact Anne McCormick, 505-348-4471 or admin@nmjhs.org

August 17-19, 2018
Pueblo, Colorado
Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (GSHA) Genealogical Conference and Annual Business Meeting

September 15, 2018 – 1:00 to 3:30pm
Santa Fe
Racism Moves West on the Trails
Presentation by Camilla Kattell.
Under the program of the Santa Fe Trail Association-End of Trail Chapter.
At the Santa Fe Public Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive.

September 20-22, 2018
Larned, KS
Santa Fe Trail Center Rendezvous

October 13, 2018 (tentative date) – 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).

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 [date to be announced], 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 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.

September 3-7, 2019
Santa Fe
OCTA Convention
Southern Trails Chapter of the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA)

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

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