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Upcoming Events

Wed Nov 3
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Friends of History Wednesday Lecture Series

The Santa Fe Trail: When Horatio Alger Met Paco

Please join Thomas E. Chavez, Director (Retired), New Mexico History Museum; Historian, for an online discussion of the history of the Santa Fe Trail as part of our Friends of History lecture series.

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Sat Nov 6
1:00 - 2:30 pm

MOUNTAINS OF MEMORY, DEPTHS OF GRATITUDE: Remembering the Santa Fe Internment Camp Prisoners and Their American Military Sons

Virtual Event

Dr. Gail Okawa, a granddaughter of a Japanese Christian minister interned at the Santa Fe Internment Camp during WWII, will introduce her 18-year book project Remembering Our Grandfathers’ Exile:  US Imprisonment of Hawai’i’s Japanese in World War II in an illustrated talk.  Her presentation will share her journey of discovery.

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Sun Nov 14
2:00 - 3:30 pm

“The Road to Santa Fe” A Convergence of Cultures

A film presentation to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail

The history of the Santa Fe Trail provides the focus of a new documentary being distributed to PBS stations throughout the US this Fall. Entitled “The Road to Santa Fe,” this 90-minute program traces the main routes of the trail from Missouri to Santa Fe, spotlighting some of the landmark venues associated with it. Produced to coincide with the bicentennial of the trail, the documentary begins with the departure of a small group of traders from Franklin, Missouri in September of 1821 on the first successful trading expedition to Santa Fe. It proceeds ...

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