Santa Fe Trail Association

Trail Events

 

 

Santa Fe Trail Association – Calendar of Events
To submit an event for consideration on this calendar of events, please visit the following link: www.santafetrail.org/forms/calendar-form.html

 

To determine events being held at the National Park sites along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, please visit the following links: 
Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site--http://www.nps.gov/beol/planyourvisit/calendar.htm  
Fort Larned National Historic Site -- http://www.nps.gov/fols/planyourvisit/calendar.htm 
Fort Union National Monument -- http://www.nps.gov/foun/planyourvisit/calendar.htm 
Pecos National Historic Park -- http://www.nps.gov/peco/planyourvisit/index.htm

 

Santa Fe Trail Association Events--2020:


January 11, 2020:  Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association, lunch, meeting and program.  Chapter business meeting at 11:00 a.m. at the JW Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum located at 560 Bent Ave (corner of Hwy 50 and 5th St.) in Las Animas, CO; followed by a catered lunch (Cost = $10.00; reservations required); and program.  The program begins at 1:00 p.m. and will feature SFTA leadership providing updates on Association activities, as well as planning for events of the 200th Commemoration of the opening of the Santa Fe Trail to trade that will be observed in 2021. For more information, contact chapter president Kevin Lindahl at kc0riy@live.com or 719-469-1894 or Dotti Russell at djrussell123@hotmail.com or 719-336-2213.
January 11, 2020: End of the Trail Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association meeting and program.  1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Southside Branch of the Santa Fe Public Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive.  The program, a Chautauqua Historical Reenactment of Reverend Thomas J. Harwood will be presented by Reverend William Stiensiek.
Reverend Harwood (1829-1916) once lived on the Santa Fe Trail, farming and ranching in Tiptonville, located seven miles south of Fort Union.  For more information, contact chapter president, Joy Poole at amusejoy@msn.com or 505-820-7828

January 11, 2020:  Corazon Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association meeting and program.  11:00 a.m. at Elida’s Cafe, 801 Railroad Ave in Springer.  We will plan for our 2020 meetings and events, have lunch and hear from J. D. Schmidt who will tell us stories about a lifetime living along the Santa Fe Trail in Wagon Mound. For more information, contact chapter president, Doyle Daves at davesgd@aim.com or 505-426-8958.

January 26, 2020: Wet/Dry Routes Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association lunch, meeting and program.  1:00 p.m., Kinsley Municipal Building, 721 Marsh Ave, Kinsley, KS.  For lunch reservations, contact:  620-285-3295 or adsaddle@cox.net Following lunch, there will be a short business meeting, followed by a presentation by Ellen Jones, "Steps Toward Achieving Equality: Women on the Santa Fe Trail". Ms. Jones has been researching the suffrage movement and its roots back to the days of the Santa Fe Trail. For more information about this event contact program chair, Leo at 888-321-7341
Feb. 1, 2020:  Dodge City/Fort Dodge/Cimarron Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association meeting, dinner and program.  1:00 p.m. at the Occident at Boothill, Dodge City, KS.   The chapter will furnish the fried chicken and members will bring their side dishes.  After a brief business meeting, Carrol Burnett will present the program.   For more information, contact Chapter President/Program Chair, Bill Bunyan at dchawk38@gmail.com or 620-227-8203.

February 23, 2020: Douglas County Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association meeting and program.   Baldwin City Golf Course Club House, 5:00 p.m., covered dish dinner, and program.  Presentation on Lucy Tayiah Eads, "Chief Lucy" of the Kaw Indians by Pauline Sharp, granddaughter of Chief Lucy.  For more information 785-594-3172, rboyd@bakeru.edu
March 21, 2020:  End of the Trail Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association meeting and program.  1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Southside Branch of the Santa Fe Public Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive.  The program, ”Spreading the News from the Santa Fe” will be presented by Ruth Friesen. Ruth, who is the editor of SFTA’s quarterly peer-reviewed journal, Wagon Tracks.  Her program will provide details about how news from Santa Fe reached other areas, emphasizing how to use historic newspapers for research and how to find research topics.  For more information, contact chapter president, Joy Poole at amusejoy@msn.com or 505-820-7828

March 28, 2020: Pecos National Park Civil War Encampment.  This family-friendly event will bring to life the experience of the Civil War in New Mexico. Interact with living history participants, see black powder demonstrations, and much more. For more information, call 55-757-7241, or click here.
April 16, 2020:  Santa Fe Trail Association and National Trails Office-Santa Fe WORKSHOP.  9:00 a.m. at Casey’s Cowtown Meeting Room, 503 E Trail St, Dodge City, KS.  For more information, contact manager@santafetrail.org

April 17, 2020:  Santa Fe Trail Association Board of Directors Meeting.  9:00 a.m. at Casey’s Cowtown Meeting Room, 503 E Trail St, Dodge City, KS.  For more information, contact manager@santafetrail.org

Sept. 24, 2020:   SFTA Fall Board of Directors Meeting, Larned, KS
Sept. 24-26, 2020:   Rendezvous 2020, Larned, KS

 

--SANTA FE TRAIL ASSOCIATION 2021 EVENTS
(including 200th Commemoration Activities)

 

April 22, 2021:  SFTA and National Trails-Santa Fe WORKSHOP, Larned, KS

April 23, 2021:  SFTA Board of Directors Meeting, 9:00 a.m., Santa Fe Trail Center, 1349 K-156 Hwy, Larned, KS.

April 24, 2021:  Fort Larned Old Guard Spring Mess and Muster, Fort Larned National Historic Site near Larned, KS.

April 25, 2021:  Wet/Dry Routes Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association, Spring Meeting and Program, Larned, KS. 
May 14, 2021:  McPherson County All-Schools Day Parade, Cottonwood Crossing & Quivira Chapter event.
June 12, 2021:  Symphony in the Flint Hills on the Santa Fe Trail.

September 1, 2021:  Missouri River Outfitters Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association:  To acknowledge the departure of William Becknell and companions, MRO will host a short program at the site of the SFTA markers at Franklin.  Day-long activities will be held at Arrow Rock, MO.  This will be a joint commemoration with Arrow Rock Missouri State Park (DNR) and Friends of Arrow Rock.  More details to follow.

September 4-5, 2021:  Weekend commemoration at Fort Osage.  Sponsored by MRO/SFTA, Jackson County Parks & Rec and the Society of Friends of Fort Osage.  More details to follow. 

September 8, 2021:  Missouri River Outfitters Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will host a program at Nine-Mile Point, Weltner Park at 79th and State Line Road in Prairie Village, KS.  Nine-Mile Point is the location where the early trace of the Santa Fe Trail crossed the Missouri state line in the 1820s. The site also represents the earliest official government documentation of any location on the Santa Fe Trail. In 1821 William Becknell and his small group of men on horseback documented this site as they traveled from frontier Missouri to Mexico’s northern colonial outpost, Santa Fe.  The first wagons to carry freight over the Santa Fe Trail crossed here in 1822. More details to follow. 

Sept. 22, 2021:   Santa Fe Trail Association Fall Board of Directors Meeting, LaJunta, CO

Sept. 22-26, 2021 Official 200th Commemoration Activity:  SFTA Symposium hosted by the Bent’s Fort Chapter and the Bent’s Fort National Historic Site.  Events will be held in La Junta, CO & at Bent’s Old Fort NHS and will include speakers, tours, and living history.  For more information, visit:  www.2021sfts.com

October 15-17, 2021:  Smoky Hill Trail Association Conference, location TBD.
Visit www.smokyhilltrail.com for more information

 

 



Our Mission
The mission of the Santa Fe Trail Association is to protect and preserve the Santa Fe Trail and to promote awareness of the historical legacy associated with it.  The Santa Fe Trail Association’s purposes are exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.