Sunday, March 13, 2022

New Mexico-AZ History Convention

 The 2022 Joint New Mexico-Arizona History Convention will be held in Las Cruces, NM, April 7-9, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. The program is available on the Arizona History Convention website at In the program you will find a description of the 30 sessions. Please check back shortly for more information regarding tours, vendors, and hotel information. 

The Mesilla Valley is the oldest producer of vineyards in north America, so this year’s plenary will feature historians Erik Berg and Rick Hendricks discussing the history of wine making in the Southwest. If you’d like to drink a bit of history, join us after the plenary for the wine tasting at Amaro Winery, which still produces Mission grapes, originally planted by Jesuit priests in 1597 for sacramental wine. Please use the Historical Society of New Mexico’s website to register for the conference and all social events:

And follow the Arizona History Convention’s Facebook page for updates, in-depth descriptions of some of the Arizona presentations, and a video featuring a discussion of New Mexico’s wine history.

I hope to see you in Las Cruces this April, and again in 2023 when we reconvene once more on Arizona soil in Tempe. 

Heidi J. Osselaer, PhD 
Arizona History Convention, Inc.