On June 6, starting at 6:30 pm, Paul Hutton will present his program on Why is this Man Forgotten?. “The state capital of Nevada, several counties, a national forest, a mountain peak, parks, an important Colorado military installation, hotels, motels restaurants and streets in various cities are all named for [Kit Carson]… He is honored [...]
On May 19th at 4PM, the Kit Carson Home and Museum is hosting a lecture by Lee Akins, Professor of Ceramics at UNM Taos. Lee Akins was born in Texas but spent most of his early years in Taiwan. He received his B.F.A. from the Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio in 1975 and M.F.A. from [...]
"Josefa; The Lifetime of Maria Josefa Jaramillo Carson," has arrived in the Museum's book store. The Kit Carson Home and Museum book project to chronicle the life of Josefa Carson, Kit Carson's wife, has become a reality. Several years ago, the Museum approached author, Barbara Schultz, asking her if she would be interested in writing [...]
The Museum acquired an important hand-written speech from Heritage Auctions last year. This original speech was written by Kit Carson's friend and comrade, Pedro Mondragon. In his will, Kit asked that his and Josefa's bodies be disinterred when the weather was cooler and brought to Taos for reburial. On November 30, 1868, Pedro Mondragon read this speech at Kit's grave.
A fantastic resource to supplement your visit, the Museum Guide has been updated and revised for 2016. Always located in the bottom section menu, the Guide is designed to be printed, double sided, on a piece of 8.5 x 11 paper. With background information, map, room guide and membership form, the Guide will get you ready, [...]
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Please join us this summer, with all new speakers, in the Museum’s Courtyard and learn something new about the history of the American Southwest! All lectures are free. The KCHM Summer Lectures Series is made possible in part by generous support from the New Mexico Humanities Council. Please take a moment to visit the Council’s [...]
Our 2014 Living History Weekend in October was a lively celebration of civil war era life. Re-enactor and musician, Chipper Thompson and Captain Graydon's Independent Spy Company camped in the museum's historic courtyard, with authentic civil war era tents, equipment and music. Watch our site for more re-enactment events and living history weekends in 2015. [...]
Our 2014 Summer Lecture Series featured a new speaker this year, Dr. Ron Wetherington, who presented a talk based on his new book, Cerain St. Vrain, American Frontier Entrepreneur. Dr. Virginia Scharff presented her talk, How Women Made New Mexic,o to a full house in the Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum in Taos. [...]