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Dec 4, 2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Railroading and Old Santa Fe
an Exhibition, Short Film, & Lecture about NM Railroad History

New Mexico History Museum

The Old Santa Fe Association and the New Mexico History Museum have partnered for “Railroading and Old Santa Fe.” This history event will feature a visit to the exhibit "Working on the Railroad," a short train film by John Gaw Meem, and a lecture by railroad historian Fred Friedman.

Fred Friedman is a recognized authority on New Mexico’s railroads, having served as a government transportation administrator, a railroad accident investigator, & expert witness about railroad accidents across the country.

He has lectured and written on New Mexico’s railroads, their depots, workers, legislation, and related subjects. Recognized as a New Mexico History Scholar, by the Office of the State Historian, he researched the subject of Native American Railroad Workers 1880-2000 and recently edited the personal memoir of a depression era track maintenance supervisor, Forty Years on the Santa Fe Railroad: 1921-1961.  Fred recently published a two-part article for the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s El Palacio Magazine on the history of the Lamy branch line.

To reserve your seat, please register here: https://tinyurl.com/3xbpkbem

Limited seating, walk-ins welcome space permitting, bottled water only please

Museum free to NM resident’s 1st Sunday of each month Nov-April

Photo credit: New Mexico History Museum Photo Archives

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