Taos County Historical Society

Taos County Historical Society The Taos County Historical Society was formed in 1960 for the purpose of "...preserving the history of the Taos area." This part of New Mexico has a fascinating history, interested, we invite your participation in our field trips or lecture programs, or by supporting the Society by becoming a member.
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Taos News
09/20/2020

Taos News

Remarkable Red River couple Ron and Dina Burnham have dedicated over half a century of their lives to fighting fires and saving lives in Northern New Mexico.

Ernestina Córdova, the president of the Taos County Historical Society, said the Burnhams are “true pioneers of the Fire Service and EMS in Taos County. Ron and Dina retired from the Fire Service/EMS with over 60 years of combined service to Northern New Mexico.”

The Burnhams are credited with “establishing the Enchanted Circle Fire Organization,” Córdova continued, a feat, “which includes a training facility for all of Taos and the Enchanted Circle fire districts, to introduce firefighters to the basics of firefighting.”
Today, because of their hard work and the dedication of the faculty at the training facility, hundreds of firefighters have been and continue to be trained in safe, basic firefighting.

Please read about the Burham's and their dedication to fighting fires in our Racies special edition, week two of our four-week Tradiciones Series in this week's edition.

The work on the "Enjare de el Torreon de Vigil" is progressing nicely.  Still much work to be done, and volunteers would...
07/20/2020

The work on the "Enjare de el Torreon de Vigil" is progressing nicely. Still much work to be done, and volunteers would be much appreciated as would be any monetary donations.

Nombrando La Muerte
05/17/2020
Nombrando La Muerte

Nombrando La Muerte

As a consequence of the so-called Spanish Flu, in November and December of 1918, La Revista de Taos recorded the names of those who had died in villages throughout Taos County, including Arroyo Hon…

04/18/2020

Dear TCHS Members,
Happy Easter Week! Hope you and your loved ones are safe during this global coronavirus pandemic.
Together, we are facing a truly extraordinary situation and, during this time, we wanted to reach out and update you on how we’re approaching the situation. We are still planning to continue with our monthly lectures as soon as the quarantine is lifted. Our hope is that the first Saturday in June will be the safe date to plan on.
Our Spring Luncheon was re-scheduled for Sunday, August 09, 2020 at the Sagebrush Inn. At that time, the latest Ayer y Hoy publication will be distributed.
We invite you to visit our website taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org as we will keep our plans and schedule updated there for your information.

Ernestina Cordova, President
and Board of Directors

07/26/2019
The Foundation For Homeless Cats
06/19/2019

The Foundation For Homeless Cats

It is with sadness and a heavy heart that I must inform our members and friends that we have lost a very good friend and...
02/20/2019

It is with sadness and a heavy heart that I must inform our members and friends that we have lost a very good friend and supporter of the TCHS and co-editor of “Taos: A Topical History,” Julia Moore. Ms. Moore passed away recently after a long battle with cancer. She has departed this world and entered into the joy of the Lord.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Village Retirement Home in the old Brandenberg Home.
Ernestina Cordova, TCHS President

02/03/2019
Happening now with a full house!Charles Randall on Growing up in Taos...Kit Carson Electric Board Room.
02/02/2019

Happening now with a full house!
Charles Randall on Growing up in Taos...Kit Carson Electric Board Room.

12/02/2018

Robert J. Torrez, former State Historian, presenting The Presidio of Santa Fe at out Christmas Luncheon held at Old Martina's Hall in Ranchos de Taos.

Annual Christmas Luncheon and Silent Auction.
12/02/2018

Annual Christmas Luncheon and Silent Auction.

08/11/2018

Thanks Joan F Pond

A little history on Taos' first hospital. Mable Luhan built a home for her son, John Evans and his wife. They lived in it for about a year and then left. She tried to donate it to Taos County but they had no money. They then contacted Archbishop Gerken in Santa Fe and he referred them to the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. It became Holy Cross Hospital with 20-bed capacity dedicated and opened in 1937 on January 30. When Holy Cross Hospital #2 was built, it became the convent. Prior history - In XVI century, the place where the hospital stood was a prison for Indians. Criminals were hanged on a post, named "Cruz Alta" (High Cross). The place "La Posta" became a post stop for pony express from Santa Fe. That post, upon the request of the owner, remained in its original place as a historical monument. The hospital was built around it. The post went through two stories and extended beyond the roof.

Susan Califate Boyle at this month's lecture.
03/03/2018

Susan Califate Boyle at this month's lecture.

03/03/2018

Susan Calafate Boyle at this month's lecture...

Christmas Luncheon featuring Dr. S. Pauline Anaya with a presentation about Governor Juan Bautista de Anza II, 55th Gove...
12/03/2017

Christmas Luncheon featuring Dr. S. Pauline Anaya with a presentation about Governor Juan Bautista de Anza II, 55th Governor of New Mexico.

Christmas Luncheon at El Monte Sagrado
12/03/2017

Christmas Luncheon at El Monte Sagrado

Christmas Luncheon
12/03/2017

Christmas Luncheon

The TCHS featured Major Adjutant General for the NM Army National Guard Kenneth Nava at its monthly lecture today. He sp...
11/04/2017

The TCHS featured Major Adjutant General for the NM Army National Guard Kenneth Nava at its monthly lecture today. He spoke about World War II.

Today the TCHS Board was treated to a fun tour of the Los Alamos Historic Museum, including the Los Alamos Ranch School.
10/10/2017

Today the TCHS Board was treated to a fun tour of the Los Alamos Historic Museum, including the Los Alamos Ranch School.

Field trip to the Museum at the Hacienda de los Torres in El Salto.
07/12/2017

Field trip to the Museum at the Hacienda de los Torres in El Salto.

Field Trip to the Torres Hacienda. Thank you, David Torres, for inviting us.
07/12/2017

Field Trip to the Torres Hacienda. Thank you, David Torres, for inviting us.

Lots of fun items for auction at our May Honoree Luncheon today...
05/07/2017

Lots of fun items for auction at our May Honoree Luncheon today...

Nick Branchal and Norbert Martinez honored by the TCHS for their contribution to teaching Mariachi and keeping the Maria...
05/07/2017

Nick Branchal and Norbert Martinez honored by the TCHS for their contribution to teaching Mariachi and keeping the Mariachi culture alive in Taos County.

Full house at our May Honoree Luncheon...
05/07/2017

Full house at our May Honoree Luncheon...

Today's Pancake Breakfast... Thank you, Bent Lodge #42 for all your hard work, and thanks to everyone who came out to su...
03/11/2017

Today's Pancake Breakfast...
Thank you, Bent Lodge #42 for all your hard work, and thanks to everyone who came out to support TCHS!

03/06/2017

Bent Lodge 42 - AF&AM will host a fund raiser Pancake Breakfast for the Taos County Historical Society.
Saturday, March 11th, 2017 from 8 - 10 AM at the Masonic Lodge at 124 Camino de Santiago. Across the street from both the Town of Taos Fire Department's South Station and the St. James Episcopal Church. Donation is $7.00 and tickets are available from TCHS Board Members or at the door.

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