Dear Member:

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in line with the directives of the State of New Mexico Governor, New Mexico Department of Health and the Mayor of the Town of Taos, the Board of the Taos County Historical Society has determined that we should:

  1. Postpone our Spring Luncheon scheduled for April 26, 2020.  While it is always nice to have this spring gathering, postponing it to a later date would be prudent. 

  2. Cancel the April 4th lecture at Kit Carson Electric Coop. 
    We can reschedule the speaker for next year.

This action was taken in a sincere concern for the ongoing health of our members.  We would like to thank each of you for your understanding of these changes.

Ernestina Cordova, President
and Board of Directors





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.

2019 Fall - Issue #47

Browse the Ayer Y Hoy's Fall 2019 issue:

• John Dunn's Story: 1857 - 1953
by Polly Raye

• Our Responsibility to History
by Rick Romancito

• Piñon
by Michael Miller

• The Literary Scene
by T.N. Luther

2019 Spring - Issue #46

Browse the Ayer Y Hoy's Spring 2019 issue:

• Historic Chili Line: Living in Memory
by Anna B. Crews

• La Hacienda de Don Pascual on the Rio Pueblo
by Ruth G. Fish

• Restoration of Peñas Negras Oratorio
by Corina Santistevan

• Family Life West of the Rio Grande
by Francis Cordova


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