Jeff Hengesbaugh Lecture, “Mountain Men and the Fur Trade”, Monday, September 24th, 2:00PM at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. Lecture is free to members of the Society, $10 for non-members. (Memberships in the Spanish Colonial Arts Society begin at $40 and may be purchased at the door.) Reservations are required, so please call 505-982-2226 to reserve.
Historian Jeff Hengesbaugh, a Research Associate for the Palace of the Governors History Museum of Santa Fe, New Mexico will present this lecture which explores a fascinating and detailed Native American hide painting as historic text.
During his twenties and thirties Jeff spent thousands of miles in the saddle revisiting the life-style of the 1830′s Mountain Man. The longest sojourn was from Arizona to Canada, some three thousand miles, starving off the land and spending over a half year on the trail.
A chronic passion for history, in particular, the Spanish experience in the American West segued over time into research, lectures and the selling of items.
Jeff has written and directed a seventeen minute promotional video documentary on the Segesser Hide Paintings and participated in the “Symposium of the Segesser Hide Paintings, Palace of the Governors.” Jeff has also lectured and provided demonstrations in a wide variety of venues such as the Boy Scout Jamboree, Idaho, Bent’s Fort National Park, Banff National Park, B.C. Canada, various universities, primary and secondary schools.
Through the years Jeff has been featured in multiple print articles in publications such as Newsweek, Scouting Magazine, Chicago Tribune. Jeff has also been covered extensively in television media. He appeared in a Mountain Man documentary for German National Television. He has been interviewed multiple times on the Today Show, interviewed on the Buddy Hackett Show and featured with Charleton Heston on American Sportsman in “A Tribute to the American Mountain Man.”