Saturday, June 4th, 2022


by Miguel Santistevan

The Taos County Historical Society announces a public program”Traditional Agricultural Practices in Taos” by Miguel Santistevan on June 4, 2022, at 2:00pm in the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Boardroom at 118 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, New Mexico. Admission is free to members of the Society with a suggested donation of $5 per person for non-members.

Miguel Santistevan is dedicated to the conservation of traditional agricultual practices, seeds and the acequia system. He is a multi-generational farmer, musician and educator whose livelihood depands upon the ancient acequia system that carries precious water to his crops at Sol Feliz Farms. He maintains a blog at

His power point presentation includes information on pre-pueblo, pueblo, acequias and modern agricultural practices. Indigenous peoples varied practices resulted from intensive management of the landscape, A regional food system combining Old and New World methods was incorporated and sustained by acequias. New Mexico and Taos eventuallty experienced changes of modernization often interruptingĀ  traditional agricuiltural practices as land shifted to offer other food products.

The Taos County Historical Society is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1952 and dedicated to the recording and preserving of the irreplaceable in Taos County.
Membership is open to anyone upon payment of dues.
For additional information on the programs, activities and history of Taos visit the Society's website at

The Society encourages support through membership.


2021 Winter
Issue #51

Browse the Ayer Y Hoy's Summer 2021 issue:

• La Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad
by Deacon Larry Torres

• Cleofes Vigil: A Man of Vision
by Michael Miller

•The History of the Sagebrush Inn
by "Sagebrush Lou"

2021 Summer
Issue #50



Browse the Ayer Y Hoy's Summer 2021 issue:

• El Dialecto de Mi Pueblo
(The Spanish Dialect of My Village)
by Joanne Vidaurre-Trujillo

• Time to Get Back to Our "Normal" Lives
by Dave Cordova

•El Borreguero
by John Andres Vargas

• The Adobe Churches of New Mexico
Dust to Dust, or Revival
by Van Dorn Hooker


2021 Winter
Issue #49


Browse the Ayer Y Hoy's Winter 2021 issue:

• Peter Joseph:
An Unrecognized Entrepreneur
by John B. Ramsey & Corky Hawk

• Peter Joseph-Freemason
by Dave Cordova

•Taos: Melting Pot of the Southwest
by Gilbert Andres Archuleta

• The History of the
Ranchos de Taos Plaza
by Van Dorn Hooker


The Taos County Historical Society was formed in 1952 for the purpose of "... preserving the history of the Taos area...". It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Monthly meetings, the first Saturday of the month are held at Kit Carson Electric Boardroom with a featured speaker are open to the public and supported through memberships. These are also open to anyone upon payment of annual dues. For more information visit the Society's website,

Taos County Historical Society
has successully launched
"TAOS: A Topical History"

320 pages, 26 chapters and contributors.

Mil Gracias, A THOUSAND THANKS, does not begin to cover the many, many individuals to whom we owe a debt of gratitude. This debt is not only the living but also to those men and women who long ago began to preserve the journals and documents we now depend upon for knowledge of the past: the chroniclers who accompanied the explorers and settlers and who, dusty, tired and hungry, sat in the light of a candle to record in their journals the events of the day and the Franciscan clerics who made detailed reports of their canonical visits to the mission churches of Nuevo México.

Corina A. Santistevan
Acknowledgements in "Taos: A Topical History"

If you would like to order a copy from the
Taos County Historical Society
please send a check for $40 (book+shipping) payable to
Taos County Historical Society and mail to:

Taos County Historical Society
PO Box 2447
Taos, NM 87571

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Phone: (575) 770-0681

PO Box 2447 • Taos, NM 87571