LECTURE

FAMOUS & UNUSUAL
GRAVESITES
IN NEW MEXICO
by Dr. Richard Melzer


Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
2:00 PM
Kit Carson Electric Board Room
118 Cruz Alta Road

Taos County Historical Society
is pleased to announce
its June 3, 2017, program
Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico
by Dr. Richard Melzer, Professor of History at UNM-Valencia.

The program is open and free of charge to the public
and is part of the Taos Arts and Cultural Consortium 2017,
Taos Stories and Legends.

The talk will include the graves of Billy the Kid, perhaps one of the most well-known in New Mexico, Pat Garrett and Geronimo. Although located in Oklahoma, Geronimo is one of New Mexico's historic and famous individuals. Famous Taos gravesites include Kit Carson, Padre Martinez, Mabel Dodge Luhan and several famous artists. In the Pasatiempo (Santa Fe New Mexican) of September 30-October 6, 2016, Dr. Melzer said, "each grave has story far beyond the usual things we hear about these characters and their lives". Dr. Melzer doesn't focus upon particular cemeteries but includes samples from many across the state and he further states, "some sad, many unusual, and others extremely funny".

Dr. Richard Melzer has been Professor of History since 1979 at UNM Valencia, Dr. Melzer has published and lectured on a wide variety of topics in 20th Century New Mexico history including these books Breakdown: How the Secret of the Atomic Bomb was Stolen During World War II (2000) and Coming of Age in the Great Depression: The Civilian Conservation Corps Experience in New Mexico, 1933-42 (2000) and Buried Treasures: Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico (2007). Recent books include Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest (2008) and TB Sanatoriums of New Mexico (2014).

 

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 the payment of dues. For additional information on the programs, activities and history of Taos visit the Society's website at www.taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org

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The Society encourages support through membership.

AYER Y HOY
2017 Spring - Issue #42

Browse the Ayer Y Hoy's Spring 2017 issue:

• Taos County Historic Sites
by Patricia Joy Richmond

• A Glimpse of Early Education in Taos
by Enos Garcia

• Bent Lodge No. 42
by Dave Cordova


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 the payment of dues. For additional information on the programs, activities and history of Taos visit the Society's website at www.taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org
...
The Society encourages support through membership.

Fall 2016 - Issue #41

Featured Articles:
Taos' Pioneering Historian:
Helen G. Blumenschein & The Apodaca Trail

"Brett"

Kit Carson - New Mexico Soldier


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, ww.taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org


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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