‘Place Names Of New Mexico’ book cover. Courtesy/TCHS
The Taos County Historical Society (TCHS) presents a free, public program “Place Names of New Mexico” by author Robert Julyan at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 in the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Boardroom at 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos.
This program is sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The names of New Mexico’s places – its town, mountains, streams, lakes and much more – are as interesting and colorful as the state itself; from Pie Town to Truth or Consequences to Tucumcari to the misspelled names of Albuquerque itself.
Juylan is an Albuquerque-based author and speaker who specializes in New Mexico history and geography. “Place Names of New Mexico” describes the meanings and origins of New Mexico’s named places. In this lively and often humorous talk he shares stories about these names and is available to answer many questions.
He also is the author of “The Mountains of New Mexico”, and his first novel, “Sweeney”, won the 2012 Tony Hillerman Awards of the Arizona-New Mexico Book Association.
About New Mexico Humanities Council
Since 1972, the New Mexico Humanities Council has sought to engage New Mexicans with history, culture, and diverse humanities topics through public programming. Their Speakers Bureau program offers living history, performances and talks that are imaginative and accessible public programs that lead to a greater understanding of our human experiences and heritage. For additional information visit www.nmhum.org.
About Taos County Historical Society
The Taos County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 1961 for the purpose of “…preserving the history of the Taos area.” Membership is open to anyone upon the payment of dues. Visit www.taoscountyhistoricalsociety for additional information.