San Gabriel Historical Society 50 Year Anniversary

by Reporter / Oct 19, 2015 / comments

San Gabriel Historical Society 50 Year Anniversary

Join the San Gabriel Historical Society at the Bond House Museum on October 23, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Come dressed in 1965 attire and win a prize!

About the San Gabriel Historical Society: The San Gabriel Historical Society held is first meeting and installation dinner at the historic Granada  Hotel in Española on September 15, 1965, with 69 charter members. Named for San Gabriel, the first Spanish settlement and capital of New Mexico built at Yunque-Ouinge by Don Juan de Oñate and the San Juan Pueblo Indians in 1598-99, our Society functions in a rich multi-cultural region. San Gabriel pre-dates the Pilgrims by 22 years and European contact by more than 1000 years. Since 1982, the Society has operated a gallery at the Bond House Museum, where historic pictures and artifacts of the Española Valley are displayed. Exhibits and displays change throughout the year, and docents provide tours of the Bond House and the Society’s gallery.