Fred Harvey weekend will be celebrating the living history of Fred Harvey, the Harvey Girls, Mary Colter and the ATSF railroad.
There will be talks from 1-5 PM on Friday (11/2) and Saturday (11/3) at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe.
Presentations and tours on Sunday 11/4 in Las Vegas, NM, at the Plaza Hotel and the soon-to-be-reopened Castaneda Hotel.
All talks are free and open to the public (a schedule is below).
To RSVP to assure you have seats, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy three fantastic Fred Harvey meals during the weekend. Fred Harvey Foodie Dinner at La Fonda Hotel, on Saturday 11/3, for which top Santa Fe chefs will recreate (or reinvent) classic dishes originally created for Fred Harvey trackside restaurants and hotels, and ATSF dining cars.
This dinner is a benefit for the New Mexico History Museum, to support its Southwest History programming (like this weekend.)
This year’s chefs include:
Sean Sinclair, Inn & Spa at Loretto
Andrea Thede, Harry’s Road House
Lane Warner, La Fonda
Annamaria O’Brien, Dolina
Matt DiGregory, Range Café (and soon to be chef at the Fred Harvey Castaneda Hotel in Las Vegas)
Chef and MC: John Vollertson (Chef Johnny V)
Tickets for the Fred Harvey Foodie Dinner are $150 and going fast
Besides the amazing meal, each diner will get a reproduction Mimbreno platter, courtesty of HF Coors. Reserve your seats for the Foodie Dinner now:https://tickets.ticketssantafe.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=5558
The other Harvey meals include:
Fred Harvey Brunch on Sunday, 11/4 at the new Range Cafe at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, NM, beginning at 12:30.
RSVP at 505.425.3591
Fred Harvey Breakfast on Saturday, 11/3 at the Legal Tender in Lamy, NM (tour the historic building just brought back into the Harvey fold).
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Participants in the Harvey Weekend are also invited to a handful of other events that weekend.
Friday night after the talks at the museum, there is a meet-up for Fredheads at Santa Fe Antiques beginning at 5:00 pm.
At 6:30 on Friday night, author Stephen Fried who MC’s the Harvey weekend and whose biography of Harvey jump-started these last eight years of history events in New Mexico will be appearing at Collected Works Bookstore to discuss and sign his new book on Dr. Benjamin Rush.
On Sunday morning starting at 10 AM, Southwest Detours tours of the historic Montezuma Hotel in Las Vegas will be available. Reserve your tour at http://www.southwestdetours.com/
Here is the current schedule of speakers for the weekend (subject to change):
Eighth Annual Fred Harvey History Weekend
November 2, 2018, New Mexico History Museum auditorium
1:00 PM: Welcome from NMHM director Andrew Wulf
1:15-1:45: “What’s New with Fred?” Stephen Fried offers a quick update on the Fred Harvey saga and “new” Harvey-related history
2:00: “All Along the Watchtower” New insights into the design and murals at Mary Colter’s Desert Watchtower at the Grand Canyon. Angelyn Bass, head conservationist on the Watchtower restoration project and special guest.
Ed Kabotie, grandson of landmark native artist Fred Kabotie (who painted the murals) and family consultant on the project.
3:00: Allan Affeldt’s Thrilling Update on the Saving of The Castaneda in Las Vegas, and Legal Tender in Lamy
4:00: When Fred Met the Mother Road: Dr. Nick Gerlich, Hayman Professor of Marketing at West Texas A&M. who teaches Fred Harvey to his marketing students, explains the early days of Route 66 and its ties to Fred Harvey and the ATSF.
4:45: discussion and wrap-up
November 3, 2018 New Mexico History Museum
1:00: updates on rest of weekend in Santa Fe and Las Vegas
1:15: 1915, the Year that Changed Everything for Native Art, the Southwest, and Fred Harvey: Matt Bokovoy, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Native American and Indigenous Studies, University of Nebraska Press. A new talk adapted from his book The San Diego World’s Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940
2:15: Growing Up Harvey: Katie Miller, Fred Harvey’s great-great-granddaughter, didn’t know much about her family legacy until she decided to do her senior thesis at Vanderbilt on what it meant to be a Harvey in 2017. What she learned will surprise and fascinate you.
3:15: Fred Harvey for Foodies: NMSU Culinary Anthropologist Lois Stanton explores the cultural meanings of Fred Harvey cooking, as the company’s restaurant and dining car chefs brought regional cuisine and ingredients to the nation, and the world’s cuisines to the southwest.
4:00: showing of two new short interviews of Harvey Girls from Katrina Parks, director of Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, from her new project on the Women of the Mother Road https://cinefemme.net/projects/women-mother-road/
The weekend will at with a meet-up and tour of the Castaneda Hotel in Las Vegas at 2:00 pm on Sunday November 4.
As always, Fred Harvey Weekend is brought to you by the New Mexico History Museum and La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, and the Hotel Castaneda and Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas!
To Purchase your Saturday DINNER ONLY tickets, please book through Tickets Santa Fe at The Lensic at https://tickets.ticketssantafe.org/single/EventDetail.aspx