"Ladies of the Canyons"
with Lesley Poling-Kempes

Saturday, October 1st, 2016
2:00 PM
Kit Carson Electric Board Room
at 118 Cruz Alta Rd.

The Taos County Historical Society will present a free, public lecture "Ladies of the Canyons" by Lesley Poling-Kempes on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Boardroom of Kit Carson Electric Co-op, 118 Cruz Alta Rd., Taos, NM. This program is a partnership with the Taos Arts Council and featured in the Taos Fall Arts Festival through the Society's participation in the 2016 Taos Visionaries theme for the community's arts and cultural organizations.

Ms. Poling-Kempes will share her experiences researching and writing "Ladies of the Canyons" and the stories she uncovered about these extraordinary women - Natalie Curtis, Alice Klauber, Carol Stanley and Mary Cabot Wheelwright - and their impact upon New Mexico. The talk will also share the personal and professional adventure a writer undertakes when she seeks to find and piece together the stories of peoople who have gone missing in history. "If we are very lucky we unearth a marvelous narrative that enlarges and enhances our sense of time, place and story", says the author Ms. Poling-Kempes.

Lesley Poling-Kempes is the award winning author of fiction and nonfiction books about the American Southwest, including "Bone Horses" winner of the 2014 WILLA Literary Award for Contemporary Fiction and the Tony Hillerman Award. "The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West" was the winner of the Zia Award and recently optioned for a television series. Other publications include "Valley of Shining Stone: The Story of Abiquiu," and "Ghost Ranch" Her first novel "Canyon of Remembering" was a Western Writers of American Spur Award finalist. Lesley Poling-Kempes lives in Abiquiu, New Mexico.

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.

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"

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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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PO Box 2447 • Taos, NM 87571