Featured Speaker
Noted New Mexico Author and Historian

Dr. Thomas Chavez
"Two Bits, the Dollar Sign,
and Spain's Role in the
Birth of the United States"

Sunday, December 6th, 2015
12 Noon at Old Martina's Hall - Ranchos

The Taos County Historical Society
extends a cordial public invitation
to everyone to join our members
in this annual celebration.

Featured guest speaker is Dr. Thomas Chavez, noted New Mexico author and historian. His talk "Two Bits, the Dollar Sign, and Spain's Role in the Birth of the United States" will detail Spain's clandestine efforts, its diplomacy and its actual fighting that helped in the birth of the United States.

Dr. Chavez received a Ph.D. in history from the University of New Mexico. He served for twenty years as Director of the Palace of Governors in Santa Fe and is currently Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

He is the author of several books on New Mexico including "An Illustrated History of New Mexico", "Manuel Alvarez, 1794-1856: A Southwestern Biography" and "Spain and the Independence of the United States, An Intrinsic Gift" published in 2002 by University of New Mexico Press.

Reservations for the
Christmas Luncheon
must be completed by November 30th with a choice of entrees
$25 each per person
(for entree, desssert, tea and gratuity)

Please contact Ernestina Cordova, TCHS President
at 575-770-0681 or
to reserve your space.
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,

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