Historical Institute meets at Elks

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Tucumcari will hold its annual Historical Research Institute Meeting and Banquet Monday, April 26 and the focus of the institute will not be Tucumcari but instead it will cast its eye on Nara Visa.

The meeting and banquet will have as its featured speaker Travis Nelson who will speak on “Nara Visa — Then and Now”. “She’s a wonderful speaker,” said Tucumcari Historical Museum Director Bruce Nutt. “She’s been everywhere and done so much. She was the Quay County Extension Agent for many, many, many years and she is still very active in many different areas.”

Nutt said besides being an entertaining speaker she is also active in politics and run the Nara Visa Museum. “…and it’s a wonderful museum,” said Nutt.

Tucumcari Historical Institute President Duane Moore echoed Nutt’s positive opinion of Nelson as an entertaining and knowledgeable speaker. “She’s been in Nara Visa for many years,” said Moore. “I definitely think this will be a good program.” Moore said he anticipates that Nelson’s knowledge of the area and the local people will also add to the presentation. “She’s been around here for a long time and knows a lot of people,” said the institute president.

Nutt said he believes that having Nara Visa as the topic is especially effective this year because of the two new books out on the subject of Quay County has “sparked” a great deal of interest among local historian on places and people from other than just Tucumcari. “I think it will go over very well,” said Nutt.

The event will be held at Tucumcari’s Elks Lodge and will begin at 6 p.m. Entree for the meal will be Roast Beef. Tickets are $10 per plate. At the meeting members will also be discussing upcoming field trips.
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