Opening event for Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy

Exhibit opening

Dec 7, 2014

Be among the first to see this Mezzanine-area addition to the museum’s main exhibit, Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now. Curated by Meredith Davidson, Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy focuses on the rise of the Fred Harvey Company as a family business and events that transpired specifically in the Land of Enchantment, including the invention of the Harvey Girls in Raton. The Winslow Harvey Girls host a trunk show of Harvey House china in our lobby. Also:

10 am, 11 am, noon and 4 pm, see The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, a 57-minute documentary, in the museum auditorium

2 pm, gather in the auditorium for a conversation with curator Meredith Davidson, documentary producer Katrina Parks, and Stephen Fried, author of the acclaimed biography Appetite for America. Seating is limited; doors open at 1:30 pm.

3–4 pm, refreshments in the lobby

Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily

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Figurine and Years of Service Pins

Eating House gong

Pocket Watch

Navajo silver

Byron Harvey’s watch

El Ortíz Hotel

Harvey Car

Hand-Painted Table Lamp

La Fonda

Blanket Box

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