Fred Harvey Annual Weekend

October 20, 2017
October 22, 2017
New Mexico History Museum
Join us for our annual Fred Harvey weekend. This year’s program includes two days of lectures including a look into the Spanish Colonial materials of the Fred Harvey Fine Arts Collection housed at the Museum of International Folk Art; a talk by Fred Harvey descendant Dr. Charles Harvey; and a presentation with a first look into the Mary Colter jewelry and library collection held by Mesa Verde National Park presented by Stephen Fried, author of the best-selling book “Appetite for America.” The talks are all free and open to the public, with limited seating. If you would like to reserve a seat, please fill out this form. Questions? Contact Meredith Davidson

Friday, Santa Fe
  • 1-1:30pm Welcome Meredith Davidson, curator of 19th & 20th Century Southwest Collections, New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors
  • 1:30-2:30pm Now Under Construction! a Castaneda Hotel Update, Allan Affeldt and Dan Lutzick A story of the ongoing Las Vegas, NM and Fred Harvey revival
  • 2:30-4pm Harvey Health and Hospitality: How Health Tourism, and my Family’s Own Health, Impacted the Harvey/ATSF Story Charles Harvey, Descendent of the original Fred Harvey explores family history
  • 5:30-8:30pm La Fonda on the Plaza, A Fred Harvey Foodie HappeningA ticketed fundraiser benefiting the New Mexico History Museum’s exhibitions and programs. (Please note, registering for the dinner does not secure you a seat at the talks and registering for the talks does not secure you a ticket for the dinner. You must register the talks here and may purchase dinner tickets here:
Saturday, Santa Fe
  • 11am-12pm The Harvey Company’s Other Art Obsession Nicolasa Chavez, Curator of Spanish Colonial Art and History at the Museum of International Folk Art introduces us to the Fred Harvey Fine Arts Collection held at the Folk Art Museum. – This and all talks are hosted at the New Mexico History Museum’s auditorium.
  • 1-2pm La Fonda: Then and Now In 2017 La Fonda on the Plaza published a book looking into the history of the hotel. Join us for a panel discussion with the contributors, the graphic designer, and Jennifer Kimball, co-owner of La Fonda on the Plaza
  • 2-3pm A Buyer’s Story Jeff Ogg Ogg invites us into the world of Fred Harvey retail. The retail manager for Fred Harvey under control of Amfac from 1973-1998, Ogg secured Native American related merchandise for the company.
  • 3-4pm My Day with Mary Colter’s Collection, and other tales of the future of the past of Fred Harvey Stephen Fried
Sunday, Las Vegas
  • 10am-1pm Southwest Detours and the Las Vegas Harvey Girls tours at the Montezuma Castle . All proceeds collected will be donated to the UWCUSA. No tours at Castaneda Hotel because of renovations. To register for a tour contact Kathy Hendrickson at:
  • 2pm tentative A screening of The Harvey Girls with Judy Garland at The Indigo Theater on Bridge Street