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Oct 25, 2019 through Oct 27, 2019
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ninth Annual Fred Harvey History Weekend
New Mexico History Museum

The weekend begins with two days of engaging talks at the New Mexico History Museum,

Friday 10/25

12:30 Greeting from interim director Billy G. Garrett

12:45-1:15 State of the Fred Harvey Union: FH basics for newbies, and an update on what’s new in the Fredisphere with Stephen Fried

1:30 Mary Colter at 150 a lively panel discussion with Mary Colter biographer Arnold Berke, Colter restoration designer Barbara Felix and Billy G. Garret (former history architect at Grand Canyon National Park) to commemorate the 150th birthday of the Fred Harvey design guru

2:30 The Magic Train, debut of a new piece of music by award-winning composer (and Fred Harvey great-grandson) Julian Harvey, followed by a Q&A with Harvey about the role of music at Fred Harvey, and his recollections of growing up around the company

3:15  Break

3:30 Reconsidering Diversity at the Grand Canyon (and at Fred Harvey), based on a recent Howard University/NPS study The Grand Canyon: Discovery of Lost & Undertold Stories of Non-Native American Ethnic Minorities by Christopher N. Cross, co-author and PhD candidate in Translational Genomics

4:15 Commercialization or Cultural Preservation? An intriguing new view of Southwest ethnography & the relationship between American Indians, Fred Harvey & the Santa Fe Railway by Dr. Caroline Fernald, executive director, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (former director Millicent Rogers Museum)

5:00 End of day one programs

Saturday 10/26

1:00 The Legacy of Maria Martinez & Fred Harveya special lecture and pottery demonstration by Maria Martinez’s artistic descendants: great-granddaughter Barbara Gonzalez and great-great grandson Cavan Gonzalez from San Ildefonso Pueblo

2:30 Break

2:50 Tina Mion, Living with Ghosts, painter Tina Mion—co-owner of two restored Harvey hotels, La Posada in Winslow and Castaneda in Las Vegas–on living in (and saving) Harvey hotels and making inspired art in them

4:00 Harvey Houses Reborn: Saving Fred’s Restaurant Spaces, Reinventing His Food panel discussion with Cedd Moses, Los Angeles hospitality entrepreneur who recently reopened Mary Colter’s restaurant space in LA Union Station; Sean Sinclair, beloved Santa Fe chef who just took over the restaurant and bar at Castaneda Hotel in Las Vegas; Matt McTigue, executive chef at El Tovar on Grand Canyon South Rim; Murphy O’Brien, who recently took over Legal Tender in Lamy and Matt DiGregory, Range Café at the Plaza.

5:00 Questions and wrap-up

Lectures are free! RSVP to: fredharveybook@gmail.com

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