Friday, October 25 through Monday, October 28

Join us for the tenth year of Fred Harvey History events at the New Mexico History Museum and La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe—and, for the first time, at the newly restored Harvey Castaneda Hotel in Las Vegas, NM.

The weekend begins with two days of talks and panels at the New Mexico History Museum, from 12:30-5 p.m., Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26.

The presentaions are free, but to guarantee yourself a seat, R.S.V.P. to with the names and email addresses of everyone in your party.  This email will also put you on the list for updates on the weekend, and for future Fred Harvey History events.

See link below for scheduled presentations and speakers

Saturday evening join us for the Fred Harvey Foodie Dinner, a truly historic Harvey-inspired meal to benefit the New Mexico History Museum’s exhibitions and public programming, and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Drinks and then dinner will be served in the grand ballroom at La Fonda on the Plaza. Top local chefs will reinterpret classic dishes that civilized the wild west, along with between course foodie history commentary from bestselling author Stephen Fried, Harvey family members and surprise guests.

Featured chefs will include:
Chef Jason Stewart, Inn and Spa at Loretto
Chef Jonathan Perno and Heather Guay, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
Chef Peter O’Brien, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
Chef Annamaria O’Brien, Dolina Cafe & Bakery
Chef Lane Warner, La Fonda on the Plaza
Chef and MC John Vollertsen (Chef Johnny Vee)

Recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning, the Fred Harvey Foodie Dinner is now in its third year, and it sells out very quickly.

Dinner is $150 per person, and each diner will receive a specially boxed set of Mimbreno china ramekins designed by Mary Colter and reproduced by HF Coors, along with a print of “The Last Harvey Girls,” the beloved painting by Tina Mion.

Optional events, October 25 and 26:

Friday 5:30-7:30 p.m., reception at Santa Fe Antiques, 1006 Marquez Place

Saturday morning, 10:30 a.m., Harvey brunch at newly restored Legal Tender Saloon at the old Santa Fe station in Lamy: $40 per person, reservations 505.466.1650 or

On Sunday, October 27, the Fred Harvey History Weekend moves to Las Vegas, New Mexico’s original Fred Harvey city since 1879. There we’ll celebrate the grand re-opening of the Castaneda Hotel, first of the Fred Harvey mission style trackside hotels in the Southwest, which has been closed as a hotel since 1948.

The re-opening festivities begin at 1:30 p.m. at the hotel, with a talk about the rescue and restoration of the building by owners Allan Affeldt and Tina Mion, followed by a tour.

At 3 p.m., there will be an opening of a new art show by Tina Mion, “Midnight Muse,” at the Mayeur Projects Gallery. It includes paintings inspired by living and working in Fred Harvey hotels. Both of these events are free and open to the public

At 6:30 p.m., there will be a grand re-opening dinner at the Castaneda’s new restaurant, Kin. Dinner is $75. After dinner there will be live music and drinking in the courtyard. Monday morning, there will be a breakfast at Kin until 10 a.m., for $25. All reservations can be made at

Optional events October 27 and 28: for guided tours of the Montezuma Hotel/UWC, on the site of the original Harvey-run hot springs health resort outside of Las Vegas, as well as Castaneda, Southwest Detours, 505.459.6987.


Please make reservations in Santa Fe that allow you to be at the New Mexico History Museum by noon on Friday, October 25 and stay over in town Friday and Saturday nights.

For reservations at La Fonda on the Plaza, please call 505.982.5511.

For Sunday, please plan to stay over in Las Vegas, NM. The Castaneda is already booked for the entire weekend, but there is plenty of availability at its nearby sister hotel, the Plaza Hotel. Call 505.425.3591 for reservations.