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Celebrate With Us: The 200th Anniversary Of The Santa Fe Trail

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The Taos County Historical Society continues its free, public programs via Zoom celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail (1821-2021). Join us on June 5, 2021 at 2 pm for the presentation “Star of David on Santa Fe Trail,” by Naomi Sandweiss. The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society and the Historical Society of New Mexico are collaborators in this presentation.

The Santa Fe Trail has been called the Trail of “Commerce and Conquest.” During this illustrated PowerPoint presentation, Naomi will share the sometimes challenging, dangerous, and profitable experiences of Jewish individuals navigating the nearly 900 miles of the Santa Fe Trail, where many eventually made their homes in communities along the way.

Naomi Sandweiss, MA, is a native of New Mexico who is passionate about Jewish history. She is past president of the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society, author of Jewish Albuquerque 1860-1960, and numerous articles, including Tablet Magazine. Naomi works as Executive Director of Parents Reaching Out, a non-profit organization, and is the parent of two young adults. In 2018, she traveled 500 miles of the Santa Fe Trail, exploring Jewish history along the way.

Contact Paul Figueroa, Program Director of the TCHS, at for more information and the Zoom link.


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