Friday 11/4 12:30: Welcome from Billy Garrett, Executive Director NMHM
12:40: “Roughing It Deluxe: How a Counterintuitive Idea Helped Bring the World to the American West” author Stephen Fried, director of FH Weekend
1:40: “Fred, Mary, Lamy & Santa Fe: the Untold Story of La Fonda, El Ortiz and the Branch Line that Changed New Mexico” with architect & historian Matt Kluge, includes newly discovered ATSF/FH documents
3:00: “Mary Blumenschein & Female Artists of the ‘20s” Marcy Bostwick, winner of the first Steve Wimmer SW History Research Prize
3:45: "The Harvey Houses that Got Away, the Last One We Can Save, and Why Restoring Them Matters," Allan Affeldt--civic entrepreneur & architectural restorian best known for saving La Posada in Winslow, Castaneda in Las Vegas--on the joys and challenges of his work, and his latest obsession
5:00: End of first day talks.
6:00: Fred Harvey Foodie Dinner at La Fonda
1:00: (planned start time, based on return of Lamy breakfast excursion train) “Food, Travel & the American Experience: From Fred to Today, a Chef’s Perspective” John Sedlar, father of SW cuisine, former Esquire chef of the year, and founder/director of the upcoming MAIZE: Food Museum of the Americas
2:15: A Conversation with Beverly & Bernette, the Fabulous Identical Twin La Fonda Harvey Girls
3:15: “A Celebration of Hopi Potter Nampeyo: How She (and Fred Harvey) Brought Native Art to the World” including a talk by Lea McChesney from UNM and a live pottery-making demonstration by Darlene Nampeyo, the great-great-granddaughter of Nampeyo
5:00: end of second day
In-person tickets, $80 (includes both days); online only $40. All ticket holders will have exclusive access to recordings of talks.
Please register for all talks, which can be experienced in-person or on-line via zoom, and see full schedules for all additional weekend events and registration options here: