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2014 Rendezvous Schedule
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Santa Fe Trail Center
8 a.m.—SFT Board Meeting at SFTC (open to the public)
2-6 p.m.—Rendezyous Registration at Santa Fe Trail Center
5:30 p.m.—Opening Event: Dedication of Facundo Melgares Monument
6:30 p.m.—Dinner, Program at Santa Fe Trail Center; Dr. Leo Oliva; “’Our Friend Melgares·: Spaniards and Mexicans and the Santa Fe Road”

Larned Community Center
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.—Registration at Larned Community Center
8:30-8:45 a.m.—Welcome and Introductions at the Larned Community Center
8:45-9 a.m.—Introduction to Theme- Dr. Michael Olsen
9-10 a.m.—Dr. Susan Boyle; “Traders and Merchants: The Early Years ofthe Santa Fe Trail’’
10:30-11:30 a.m.—Dr. Robert Torrez; “Mexican Trade Laws”
11:30-11:45 a.m.—Panel Session with the morning speakers; Dr. Michael Olsen- Facilitator
11:45-1:15 p.m.—Lunch, Community Center
1:15 p.m.—Bus Tour Departs for Chavez Historical Marker Memorial Ceremony
2:30-5 p.m.—Tour continues to the Coronado Quivira Museum. Lyons; Tony Juarez, a descendant of Antonio Chavez; “The Antonio Chavez Murder’’
6:30 p.m.—Larned Community Center, Dinner, Program and SFTA Hall of Fame Inductions and SFTA Awards; Van Ann Moore; Dona Tules- First person interpretation of the most colorful, independent wealthy                                                                     and influential woman in New Mexican history

Larned Community Center
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.—Registration at Larned Community Center
8-9:30 a.m.—SFTA Membership Meeting; Dr. Doyle Daves; “They Came Over the Santa Fe Trail from Missouri and Established Families in New Mexico”
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.—Marcus Gottschalk; “Trade During the American Era of the Santa Fe Road’’
12:30-12:45 p.m.—Panel Session with morning speakers; Dr. Michael Olsen- Facilitator
12:45 p.m.—Fort Larned National Historic Site
1-2 p.m.—Lunch and Presentations- Quartermaster Storehouse, Fort Larned; Ellen Jones will present educational trunk: ‘’EI Hombre’’
2:15-3 p.m.—Dr. Alice Anne Thompson; “Hispanic Women and the Santa Fe Trail”
3-4 p.m.—Dr. Michael Olsen; “Hispanics on the Central Plains- Then and Now’’
4-6 p.m.—Fort Larned -living history volunteers on site
6 p.m.—Retreat Ceremony- Fort Larned NHS
6:15 p.m.—Dinner and Program in Quartermaster Storehouse; Dr. David Sandoval; “The American Invasion of New Mexico and Mexican Merchants”
Duplicates and non-related books, prints, and copies of historic maps from the Harry C. Myers Collection will be offered for auction on Friday and Saturday mornings of Rendezvous at the Larned Community Center. The silent bidding will be available on Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 1  p.m. and again from 6 p.m. until the evening program begins.On Saturday, bidding will be from 7:30- 11:30 a.m.