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.

Most events are cancelled because of the Corona virus pandemic. Please check before attending. Cancellations are not always posted on the organizers’ websites.

Note to New Mexico Genealogists:
The Albuquerque Genealogical Society meets twice a month in Albuquerque from 10:30am to noon. Their program includes meetings, lectures, classes, and workshops, all very substantive and a must for genealogists of all levels. As they have too many events to be posted here, please check their website at https://abqgen.org/events.html
Meetings are at the Main Library Auditorium, 501 Copper NW, 505-768-5141.

March 18, 2020 – 12noon – 1pm
Santa Fe
Tertulia Historica Lecture
Join Nicolasa Chàvez for the Tertulia Historica Lecture “Semana Santa from Desert to Sea: Holy Week Traditions in Spain, New Mexico, and the Philippines.” This presentation will take place at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives in Santa Fe.

March 21, 2020 – 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Santa Fe
Ruth Friesen “Spreading the News from Santa Fe”
Under the program of the Santa Fe Trail Association – End of the Trail Chapter – Southside Public Library
6599 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe

March 26, 2020 –  7pm
Santa Fe
The Battle of Glorieta Pass, Gettysburg of the West
Lecture by Dr. Claudia Floyd, retired Professor of History at Stevenson University in Baltimore and a current volunteer at Pecos National Historical Park. Program is at 7:00 pm, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, Santa Fe, NM 87508. This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited so arrive early. For more information, call 505-757-7241. To learn more about Pecos National Historical Park, click here.

March 28, 2020
Pecos, New Mexico
Pecos National Park Civil War Encampment
This family-friendly event will bring to life the experience of the Civil War in New Mexico. Interact with living history participants, see black powder demonstrations, and much more. For more information, call 55-757-7241, or click here.

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

April 18, 2020 -12:00 pm
The Iberian Peninsula DNA Institute and the New Mexico DNA Project present: The 14 Year Anniversary of the Iberian Peninsula DNA Project,
by: Ángel de Cervantes.
Albuquerque Special Collections Library (Botts Hall) 423 Central Ave. NE, Albuquerque

April 22-24, 2020
Oklahoma – Near Wagoner
Oklahoma Historical Society Conference
This year’s theme is “Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Three Forks.” Trade was important in this region prior to European contact and later as French explorers exchanged goods with the Native Americans. Presentations proposals may be sent before December 27, 2019 to Larry O’Dell, Oklahoma Historical Society, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, or at lodell@okhistory.org

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

November 12-14, 2020
Victoria, British Columbia
48th annual conference of the Western Society for French History
Please visit www.wsfh.org for more information

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