Building on the excitement of the museum’s Setting the Standard: the Fred Harvey Company and its Legacy exhibit, we invite the Harvey family and Harvey history enthusiasts to join us at La Fonda on the Plaza for a very special event. This intimate gathering will feature a catered three-course dinner in the Santa Fe Room. Surrounded by Gerald Cassidy paintings and Arnold Ronnebeck bas-reliefs and situated in the heart of Santa Fe’s Harvey hotel gem, we’ll be treated to a conversation with Daggett Harvey, a Fred Harvey descendant, who will discuss how the company supported women and people of color in the workplace and how economic and social forces led to its sale in 1968 and the demolition of so many Harvey House gems.
Joining him is Stephen Fried, author of the bestselling book Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West—One Meal at a Time.
Tickets cost $150 a person. Reserve yours by calling (505) 992-2715, ext. 1.
Stay for the weekend! On Sunday, October 25, we’ll host a free public program with Katrina Parks, director of the 2013 documentary Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, in the History Museum auditorium. After interviewing over a dozen new Harvey girls this spring, Parks has created short videos and will share her work with us that afternoon at 2 pm. Joining the discussion: Harvey family members and author Stephen Fried. See the full documentary at 10 am, 11 am and noon. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.