Santa Fe, New Mexico
April 19-22, 2001

Hotel Accommodations + Reservations + Transportation + Registration

This yearís Conference takes place in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Situated at seven thousand feet at the base of the southern Rocky Mountains, called locally the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) Mountains, Santa Fe is at once a historical and beautiful town. Founded at least as early as 1607, the village quickly became the capital for the "Kingdom of New Mexico." The historic plaza anchors a downtown that is one of the most popular destination points in the United States.  You will meander through narrow, crooked streets that parallel the centuries old acequias, irrigation ditches that follow the natural contours of the land. The street patterns and many of the buildings, either in whole or part, date back to the over two centuries period when New Mexico was a part of the Spanish empire.

Santa Fe and its surrounding towns are home to large populations of Native Americans, Hispanics, and Anglos.  Artists and Writers have long flocked to Santa Fe for its community, tranquility and natural beauty.  This eclectic mix of cultures and religions, both old and new, gives Santa Fe its quaint but at the same time cosmopolitan character.

Today Santa Fe exudes its historical past from its language (it is the capital of the only officially bi-lingual state in the United States) to its architecture. You may visit nine museums, some with major collections of national importance. "The City Different," as Santa Fe is nicknamed is a town of human proportions, safe, and wonderful to explore. You will enjoy Santa Fe's internationally famous restaurants, bars, shops, and galleries. In addition, you will be within a short drive of many centuries old historical sites, Pueblo Indian villages, Old Spanish villages, and pristine national forests. In short, Santa Fe is a magical place born out of its own sense of place.

The conference will begin on Thursday April 19th with an evening reception at La Fonda Hotel, the conference headquarters. La Fonda, itself, is a must see treasure in the center of town. It is located on the corner where the Santa Fe Trail entered the plaza. This "inn at the end of the trail" has evolved over decades from a one-story adobe inn to one of the southwest's most distinctive hotels.  On Friday night the annual banquet will be held in the beautiful "La Terraza" in La Fonda Hotel. This yearís banquet will honor the memory of long-time SSPHS member and activist Robert Kern. Please make plans to attend this special event.

On Saturday evening we have scheduled a special reception at the historic Palace of the Governors. All the exhibitions galleries will be open, including the internationally renowned Segesser Hide Paintings--two large early eighteenth century hide paintings depicting historical events about New Mexico. The paintings, brought back to New Mexico from Europe in 1987, originally measured nineteen feet long by four and a half feet high. You will also have access to the Art of Ancient America, 1500 B. C. Through 1500 A. D., which is an exhibition of Pre-Columbian, Middle America and Andes art. And, finally, you will be able to tour the recently opened Jewish Pioneers of New Mexico, 1821-1917 exhibit. The Palace of the Governors' Fray Angélico Chávez History Library and Archives will not be open for the reception but will be open and available all day Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The 391 year old Palace of the Governors encloses the northern side of Santa Fe's plaza. It is the oldest continuously occupied government building in the United States. Within its four-foot thick adobe walls sixty-six Spanish colonial governors lived and worked from 1610 until Mexican independence in 1821. The building is one of the United States most historically significant structures. At the very least it is an obvious reminder of the Hispanic heritage that is today a part of the United States' patrimony.




This year the SSPHS conference will meet at the historic

La Fonda
on the Plaza
100 East San Francisco Street,
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel:505-995-2325/FAX: 505-995-2325




La Fonda Hotel

Reservations will be made individually by phone or fax and must be received by Saturday, March 17, 2001.Please ensure that those of you requiring guest accommodations identify yourselves as part of the SSPHS conference. The Society has reserved 70 rooms ($159.00 single and double occupancy)

Individual reservations should be made by calling La Fondaís Reservations Department at 1-800-523-5002 and then choosing #1. For fax reservations, the number is (505)995-2324 Website is:

Individual reservation requests will be confirmed only if guaranteed with a valid credit card or deposit by check or money order. The Hotel accepts the following credit cards: American Express/Optima; Dinners Club; Discover Card; MasterCard, or Visa.

Santa Fe Motel and Inn

This motel is located at 510 Cerrillos Road, walking distance to Santa Fe Plaza and La Fonda Hotel, where the Conference will be held. The prices of rooms are between $69 and $89. For reservations call: 1-800-745-9910. Website is: . Email is:
The Conference has not blocked a set of rooms for the meeting. You are responsible for making your own plans and reservations if you choose this hotel.





Santa Fe is located 60 miles north of Albuquerque about one hour drive.

There are several shuttle companies that will take you from the Albuquerque Airport to La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe for a reasonable price. You need to call for reservations to make sure you have a seat when your flight arrives, otherwise, you will be able to get a place based on availability.

Sandia Express Shuttle
Only $20 per person each way
Reservations Required to Guarantee Seating.
Major credit cards accepted.

Santa Fe (505) 474-5696
Albuquerque (505) 243-3244
Toll Free (888) 775-5696

Albuquerque to Santa Fe
8:45 am
9:30 am
11:25 am
12:45 PM
2:10 PM
3:10 PM
4:15 PM
5:30 PM
7:10 PM
8:20 PM
Santa Fe to Albuquerque
6:30 am
7:20 am
8:50 am
10:30 am
11:45 am
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:20 PM
4:40 PM
6:00 PM

Rental Car

If you wish you may rent a car at the Albuquerque airport. Most companies are available at the baggage claim area. The advantage of renting a car is that you may share the cost of transportation with others traveling around the same time than yourself.

The charge for parking at La Fondaís garage is currently $7.00 per day, allowing for unlimited ìin-and-outî access. The charge for day visitors parking is $1.00 per hour or $9.00 for a full day.

Avis             1-800 831 2847
Thrifty        1-800 367 2277
Enterprise  1-800 325 8007
Budget        1-800 527 0700
Dollar            1-800 800 4000
National        1-800 227 7368
Hertz             1-800 654 3131




April 19-22, 2001

Affiliation Institution for your badge_______________________________

Please make sure to fill and return this form by March 19th, 2001

Conference registration fee $30                             $__________
(On site registration fee $35)

Banquet Friday 20th 2001
Tribute to
Dr. Robert Kern
In memoriam                  $35 (per guest)               $__________
(Only by mail please)?

                                                TOTAL                 $__________

Request for equipment:
______Slide projector
______Overhead projector

Make check payable to
Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

Mail registration form and check to:
Aurora Morcillo
History Department
Mesa Vista Hall 1104
University of New Mexico
Alburquerque, NM, 87131