PLEASE NOTE: The History Library will be CLOSED July 4 - July 17, 2016. Beginning July 18, we will reopen with limited hours BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Contact the librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library is the institutional successor of New Mexico's oldest library (1851) and is part of the Palace of the Governors. A non-circulating, closed stack research facility, it preserves historical materials in many formats documenting the history of the state, the Southwest, and meso-America from pre-European contact to the present.
Address: 120 Washington Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Hours: By appointment only. Closed major holidays.
MAP MANIA SYMPOSIUM Friday, 24 June and Saturday, 25 June 2016
The Chávez Library loves maps and lovers of maps.
On Friday, 24 June, and Saturday, 25 June,
we will host "Map Mania Symposium." The free
event opens with a 5 pm reception on June
24, followed by a 6 pm keynote speech.
Imre Joseph Demhardt, the Jenkins and
Virginia Garrett Endowed Professor of
the History of Cartography and Greater
Southwestern Studies at the University of
Texas at Arlington, will speak on "Maps that
Won the West." Saturday speakers include Rick Hendricks, Judy Reinhartz, Mike Houx*,
and Dennis Reinhartz.
*Bring your favorite map to that session and tell your story.
Email a snapshot to email@example.com so we can do early research.
Schedule MAP MANIA 2016
Seating in the auditorium is
limited and we happen to know a lot of
map-lovers in our museum community.
The event is co-sponsored by the Historical Society of New Mexico. The event is free and open to the public.