Upcoming Events

April 16 – Lecture – New Mexico Before Columbus

NM Before Columbus, presented by Chautauqua Speaker, Alan Osborne, is a long and fascinating human story which is often overlooked in our history books in favor of the colonial explorations and stories.  With more than a half century of state-sponsored archaeological investigations and more than a century of anthropological interaction with NM and the Southwest, … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 – Trip – Los Alamos History Tour

  We will begin in the historic district with a guided walking tour learning about the Pueblo history in the area and the Homestead period.  We will hear about the Los Alamos Ranch School which was purchased in 1942 by the US Army’s Manhattan Engineering District to become the Manhattan Project.  We will also learn … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 – Trip – Chimayo & Spanish Weaving

  We will begin our day with a visit to the Santuario de Chimayo which is a part of the Catholic religious order known as the Sons of the Holy Family.  El Santuario de Chimayo is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world.  During Easter as many as 40,000 people journey to … Continue reading

June 4 – Lecture – Southwest Cooking and Spices

Sunday, June 4 at 2 pm      “Southwest Cooking and Spices” Jane Butel, the leading international authority on the cuisine of the American Southwest and Regional Mexican cooking. Known for her clear, easy to understand recipes and culinary instruction- she has been recognized as the “Best in the US” by Gayot.com and one of the four … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 – Trip – Ghost Ranch

   Cattle rustlers with stolen goods, dinosaurs, Navajos, the Gallina, Georgia O’Keeffe and John Wayne… all walked the “Ranch of the Witches” that became Ghost Ranch.  We will tour the museum. John Hayden, retired Forest Service archeologist, will give an illustrated talk on the cultural background of the Ghost Ranch area detailing the Gallina Culture.  … Continue reading

May 26 – Lecture – Pope and Naranjo: Leadership in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680

Presented by Stefanie Beninato, New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies.  Was Pope the leader of the Pueblo Revolt? Were there other leaders?  Let’s examine the documents within a cooperative model of Pueblo leadership so we can appreciate this event and its enormous consequences on the cultural landscape of New Mexico. Join us for this informative … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 – Trip – Las Trampas, Picuris & La Chiripada

  We head north to Las Trampas and the San José de Gracia Church.  Built 1760-1776, the church is a model of adobe Spanish Missions in New Mexico.  After our tour we will journey on to Picuris Pueblo for a tour of this Tewa speaking village. We will enjoy lunch on the grounds.  This is … Continue reading