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Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site--http://www.nps.gov/beol/planyourvisit/calendar.htm
Fort Larned National Historic Site -- http://www.nps.gov/fols/planyourvisit/calendar.htm
Fort Union National Monument -- http://www.nps.gov/foun/planyourvisit/calendar.htm
Pecos National Historic Park -- http://www.nps.gov/peco/planyourvisit/index.htm
The Cimarron Cutoff Chapter will host Steve Cormier performing old cowboy and Santa Fe Trail songs at the Herzstein Museum in Clayton, NM. He will also talk about the Santa Fe Trail. 5:30pm dinner before the performance. For more information contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the museum at 575-374-2977.
Please join us on Sunday, February 27th at the Celebration Centre in Lyons, KS for our Annual Meeting, Thank You Reception, Photo Show, Silent Auction, and Concert.
The afternoon starts at 1:30 pm. You will have an opportunity to view the photographs from the photo contest held last year, bid on the winning photos or buy copies of photos and postcards. To show our appreciation for all the support received to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail in 2021, the chapter is sponsoring a reception with hot appetizers and drinks. Jeff Davidson will also be on hand to provide musical entertainment. We hope you can attend!
If you plan to attend, please RSVP by February 21, 2022, to Quivira President Linda Colle at Quivira.sfta.@gmail.com or 620-241-8719 (leave message).
The Workshop will focus on development of a new Strategic Plan for SFTA. Location to be announced.
Voices on the Santa Fe Trail, written by Dr. Sarah Richter, will be presented on June 11th at 7:00 pm and on June 12th at 2:00 pm at the Guymon Community Theatre, 413 N. Main St., Guymon, OK. 18 people who traveled the Santa Fe Trail tell their story of living, and sometimes dying, on this trail of commerce that passed through Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Merchants and folk traveled the trail from 1821-1880 through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico. Main Street Guymon hopes this educational fundraiser will help those who attend understand a portion of Oklahoma Panhandle history better. Contact the Cimarron Heritage Center, Boise City, Oklahoma for more information at 580-544-3479.
The Cimarron Cutoff Chapter will host a free Santa Fe Trail Tour Saturday, June 18, 2022. Touring sites around the Boise City Oklahoma area. Contact the Cimarron Heritage Center, Boise City, Oklahoma for more information at 580-544-3479.
EXHIBIT: Since prehistoric times, trails have traversed the broad landscape of New Mexico. Native American trails of the 12th century and earlier connected Chaco Canyon to Casas Grandes (Mexico) and Cahokia Mounds (Illinois). In 1680 trails connected the Rio Grande pueblos and enabled their runners to carry secret codes coordinating the Pueblo Revolt. From 1598 to 1821, goods from Spain’s vast empire traveled over the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Road to the Interior) from central Mexico to the remote northern frontier. Starting in 1821 the Santa Fe Trail brought American and Mexican merchants face to face. The Spanish Trail was forged in 1829, establishing the road from Santa Fe to the Pacific. In 1880, the railroad opened the door to tourists, health-seekers, anthropologists, artists, and writers. And with the completion of Route 66 in 1926, automobile tourism began to flourish. Today, ‘cyber’ trails bring the world to our fingertips. This exhibition, will be on display until August 2022 at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87502-5378 (505) 982-2226 Admission charged. Open 1 to 4:00 p.m. Thursdays – Saturday. Ticket Information at email@example.com or visit: Trails, Rails, and Highways
Located in Larned, KS.
Tentative dates Sept. 20 or 21-23 OR Sept. 27 or 28-30. Will be held in Kansas City area and hosted by the Missouri River Outfitters Chapter.
Located in Larned, KS
To commemorate when Becknell joined with Augustus Storrs and M. M. Marmaduke, both of whom were to become major factors in the trade with the southwest. This was the first large wagon train to trade with Santa Fe. It consisted of 25 wagons and carts, 81 men, 150 to 200 horses and mules and $30,000.00 in trade goods. The expedition returned with $180,000.00 in coins, and $10,000.00 in fur pelts.
Location TBD. 200th anniversary of the Sibley Survey, the Treaties with the Kaw and the Osage, and the First Mexican Traders travel the Santa Fe Trail to the east.