2017
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

Juan de Anza,
The King's Governor
in New Mexico
by S. Pauline Anaya


Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
12:00 Noon
El Monte Sagrado
at 317 Kit Carson Rd.

Adelantado Juan Baptista de Anza Bezerra Nieto was a New-Spanish explorer of Basque descent who was commissioned to find a land trail from his home in Sonora into "Alta California." Anza lead a colony of 240 men, women and children, through a long difficult journey that established the inland route and ultimate founding and settlement of San Francisco in 1775-1776. With this success, he was assigned as Governor of New Mexico for the Spanish Crown, where for ten years, his leadership supported and protected the Native
and Spanish settlements of New Mexico.

Dr. Anaya, is a descendant of the "Primera Familias de Nuevo Mexico " beginning with the 1598 Oñate Expedition. She has been a board member and now President of The Juan Bautista de Anza International Society (AIS), an international group that promotes the study of the times and life of Governor Anza, who contributed so much to the settlements of the Spanish Southwest.
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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
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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"

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Taos County Historical Society
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Taos County Historical Society and mail to:

Taos County Historical Society
PO Box 2447
Taos, NM 87571





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