2018 Christmas Luncheon



by Robert Julyan
This Speaker Is Sponsored By The New Mexico Humanities Council

November 3, 2018
2:00 PM
Kit Carson Coop Boardroom
119 Cruz Alta Road

The names of New Mexico's places - its towns, mountains, streams, lakes, and much more - are as interesting and as colorful as the state itself. From Pie Town to Truth or Consequences to Tucumcari to the misspelled names of Albuquerque and itself... there is a story, sometimes colorful, but a story none-the-less. Bob Juylan is an Albuquerque-based author and speaker who specializes in New Mexico history and geography. He is the author of The Place Names of NewMexico, which describes the meanings and origins of New Mexico's named places. In this lively and often humorous talk he shares stories about these names and be available to answer many questions. Bob is also the author of The Mountains of New Mexico, and his first novel, Sweeney, won the 2012 Tony Hillerman Awardsof the Arizona-New Mexico Book Association.

Since 1972, the New Mexico Humanities Council has sought to engage New Mexicans with history, culture, and diverse humanities topics through public programming.

Their Speakers Bureau program offers living history, performances and talks that are imaginative and accessible public programs that lead to a greater understanding of our human experiences and heritage. For additional information visit www.nmhum.org

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.


2018 Spring - Issue #44

Browse the Ayer Y Hoy's Spring 2018 issue:

• Where Things Useta Be In Taos
by Eric "Bear" Albrecht

• Loretto In Taos
by Eleanor Craig, S.L.

• Liz Cunningham:
A Remarkable Friend & Citizen
by Janet Webb

• Remedios: Traditional Herbal Remedies
Evolve & Survive In Taos
by Mary Ann Wells

2017 Spring - Issue #43

Browse the Ayer Y Hoy's Fall 2017 issue:

• Governor Juan Bautista de Anza II
by Dr. S. Pauline Anaya

• Prehistoric Taos: A General View
by Skip Keith Miller

• Memories of Past Christmas
by Josephine M. 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, 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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Phone: (575) 770-0681

PO Box 2447 • Taos, NM 87571