by Christine St. Vrain-Fischahs

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

Christine St. Vrain-Fischahs (pronounced "fish-us") is a retired paralegal currently living in Los Alamos, NM with her husband, dog, cat and two birds.

She is the 4th-great niece of famed Mountain man, fur trader, and entrepreneur Ceran St. Vrain and the 3rd gr-granddaughter of Marcellin St. Vrain. She began her genealogy quest in 1999, devoting many hours to research (on a non-professional basis) accumulating an in-depth history of her St. Vrain family and its influence in the western United States. She has organized two family reunions: one at Bent's Old Fort in Colorado and one in St. Louis, MO. She is organizing the next one in conjunction with the Santa Fe Trail Association's celebration of the 200th anniversary of the trail to be held at Bent's Old Fort Sept. 22-26, 2021.

2016 marked Christine's first year of public speaking beginning with her presentation "Ceran St. Vrain is New Mexico True" at the Santa Fe Trail Descendant's conference in Las Vegas, NM. Among others, she has been delighted to give this presentation to the Stephen Watts Kearny Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (of which she is 1st Vice Regent), the Santa Fe Trail Association, the Old Spanish Trail Association, Fort Union and Friends, and the New Mexico Genealogical Society.

Every generation produces exceptional men and women that inspire us. In the 1800s, Ceran St. Vrain proved to be one of these unique men. He lived his adult life in the Southwest and left an enduring influence that can still be seen in the trail ruts, old centers of trade, and the mills he helped build - one of which still stands as a monument to his legacy. From fur trapping and trading, he made advancements in business, politics and military endeavors that established him as a leading pioneer of the early west. Join Christine St. Vrain-Fischahs as she takes us on a journey to the past to learn about the life of Ceran and discover the legacy he left behind.


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 #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

Fall 2016 - Issue #41

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


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"

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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