Events History

2018 

image Los Alamos County Councilor Nancy Bartlit visits Mrs. Mayume Moriyama, member of the Japan Diet, at her office in Tokyo in 1987. Saturday, March 17, 2018
    Who: Stephen Watts Kearny Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
    Presentation by Nancy R. Bartlit: "Ready, Willing and Able: Women in World War II"

    Description: Bartlit highlights skills of women producing war materials, piloting B-29 airplanes,
        and assisting the development of atomic weapons under the Manhattan Project. Nurses
        assigned to the Philippines, who were captured by the Japanese, bravely cared for other
        prisoners of war.
            She will recount a little-known story of how, in one week, one woman helped to draft a new
        constitution for Japan while under the command of General Douglas MacArthur as he
        restored order during the American Occupation of Japan. That constitution still guides Japan.

    Saturday:
        11:00 a.m.

    Location:
        The Holy Faith Episcopal Church
        311 E. Palace Avenue
        Santa Fe, NM 87501
        505-982-4447

    Contact:
        Christine St. Vrain-Fischahs, lst Vice Regent
        505-629-3826


image Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Who: MOWW
    Presentation by Nancy R. Bartlit: "Santa Fe Internment Camp During WWII: In the Shadow
        of Los Alamos"

    Tuesday:
        Social Period: 6:00 to 6:25 p.m.
        Business Meeting & Dinner: 6:25 to 7:15 p.m.
        Speaker: 7:15 to 8:00 p.m.
        
    Location:
        Hot Rocks Café at Los Alamos Research Park
        Los Alamos, NM
        505-490-1789

    Sponsor:
        Military Order of the World Wars, MG Franklin E. Miles, Chapter 229

    Contact:
        Gregg Giesler, Commander, g.giesler@computer.org
        505-662-5574

    Reservations:
        Eleanor Pinyan, Adjutant, depinyan@cybermesa.com
        505-672-3750


2017 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (Photo at left: Navajo Code Talker Fred Billey, an educator.)

        Who: By invitation of the San Juan County Historical Society

        Presentation by Nancy R. Bartlit: "Silent Voices of World War II: The Navajo
        Code Talkers' Indispensable Secret Role in the Pacific Theater”

        Description:
From 1942 until the end of World War II the Navajo code was never broken by
        the enemy. Between 350–420 young Navajo U.S. Marines, trained in a unique language, fought
        from Guadalcanal through Okinawa, a territory of Japan. Their military commander claimed
        that they shortened the war by a year.

        She'll describe how the code was initiated by the original 29 Navajo U.S. Marine radiomen
        who had deep knowledge of Navajo culture and environment, how the number of code talkers
        expanded to serve in six Marine divisions forcing increased vocabulary as new technology
        was introduced on the battlefield, and how the "code-within-a-code" protected its secrecy.
        With precise accuracy the code was put to use in the Pacific theater allowing the allied forces
        to island hop and get closer to target Japan.

        Bartlit will wrap up this story by revealing exactly what happened to the code talkers
        following the war.

    Wednesday:
        5:00–7:00 p.m.

    Location:
        Aztec Senior Community Center
        101 S. Park Ave.
        Aztec, New Mexico 87410
        505-334-2881

    Contact:
        Patty Tharp
        202-538-2102


October 10, 2017

        Who: The Best Little Book Club

        Presentation by Nancy R. Bartlit: "Silent Voices of WWII: Who Were They and How Did
           the Authors Come to Tell Their Stories?"
   
        Tuesday:
           5:30 p.m.

        Location:
           Home of Sylvia Johnson
           (address to come)
           Santa Fe, NM
           505-490-1789

        Contact:
           Tana Mendes Bidwell, President
           505-577-4364


August 5, 2017
    Saturday, August 5 Presentation: "Silent Voices of World War II: from New Mexico to the Philippines"

            • 10:30–11:30 a.m.

            15-Minute Break, 10:45 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

            • Part II, 11:00 a.m.—12 noon
                Part II details how the U.S. Navy used the Navajo Code Talkers to push back the Japanese
                forces on Pacific islands—from Guadalcanal to Okinawa.

    Bradbury Science Museum
    1350 Central Avenue
    Los Alamos, NM 87544

    Contact: Science Museum Office
    505-667-4444
    web-bsm@lanl.gov
    Bradbury Science Museum

June 27, 2017
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017A Presentation by Nancy R. Bartlit, “Follow Your Passion and Be A Leader”

    5:30 p.m.
    A well known New Mexico author gives insight into how she's turned her passion history and community service into
    action and success.


        Location::
        Santa Fe Hilton
        100 Sandoval
        Santa Fe, NM


    2016 
    July 16, 2016
      Saturday, July 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Presentation: “Silent Voices of WWII: The Navajo Code Talkers’ Indispensable Secret Role in the Pacific Theater”

              • Part I, 10:00 a.m.—10:45 a.m.
                  Part I explains the development of the Navajo Code and how the Code within a Code made
                  it impossible to break.

              15-Minute Break, 10:45 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

              • Part II, 11:00 a.m.—12 noon
                  Part II details how the U.S. Navy used the Navajo Code Talkers to push back the Japanese
                  forces on Pacific islands—from Guadalcanal to Okinawa.

      Bradbury Science Museum
      1350 Central Avenue
      Los Alamos, NM 87544

      Contact: Science Museum Office
      505-667-4444
      web-bsm@lanl.gov
      Bradbury Science Museum

    February 19, 2016
      Friday, February 19, 10:30a.m. – 12 noon Presentation: "Santa Fe Internment Camp (1942-1946)"

      OASIS classroom
      3301 Menaul Blvd. NE, Suite 18
      Albuquerque, NM 87107

      Small fee charged.

      Talks are sponsored by Amy Biehl High School with the support of the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs.

      Contact: OASIS office
      505-884-4529
      505-884.4942 FAX
      OASISABQ@oasisnet.org
      www.oasisnet.org


    2015 
    April 14 & 15, 2015
      Tuesday, April 14, 8:45a.m. — Presentation: "Navajo Code Talkers"
      Tuesday, April 14, 10:15a.m. — Presentation: "Manhattan Project & Japanese Resistance to Surrender"
      Wednesday, April 15, 8:45a.m. — Presentation: "Bataan / Internment Camp"

      Amy Biehl High School
      123 4th Street S.W.
      Albuquerque, NM 87112

      Talks are sponsored by Amy Biehl High School with the support of the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs.
      Contact: Jamie Roberts, 505.800.9811
    June 25, 2015
    9:30-11:30 AM

      WUULF Conference
      Presentation:
      "Navajo Code Talkers"

      Lower Pavilion
      Ghost Ranch, NM


    July 13, 2015
    Monday, 10:00 a.m.—10:45 a.m.
      New Mexico History Museum docents training
      Presentation:
      “Life in the Santa Fe Internment Camp during WWII”

      New Mexico History Museum
      113 Lincoln Avenue

      Santa Fe, NM 87504

      Contact: Rene Harris, Collections and Education Programs Manager
      505-476-5087
      505-476-5104 FAX

    July 17, 2015
    Friday, 3:00 p.m.
      Los Alamos ScienceFest—The Secret City Stories Unlocked
      Presentation:
      "Intro/Los Alamos and New Mexico Helped Shorten WWII"

      The Los Alamos ScienceFest is produced by Los Alamos MainStreet in partnership with many community organizations such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos Creative District, and Los Alamos County just to name a few. More than 200 volunteers and a core team of community leaders in science, history, marketing, education and the arts, along with a panel of advisors, organize the Festival.

      For more information about the 3-day event, visit: LosAlamosScienceFest.com

    September 27–29, 2015
    Tuesday 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
      Leadership America Conference
      Presentation:
      A Panel Conversation: "Leading Across Cultural Perils with Creativity and Mindfulness" with members of International Women's Forum of NM:

              The Honorable Petra Maes (Confirmed)
                  Justice & Former Chief Justice, New Mexico Supreme Court
              Janet Green, LAmerica '95 (Confirmed)
                  Justice & Former Chief Justice, New Mexico Supreme Court
              Veronica Gonzales (Invited)
                  Justice & New Mexico Cabinet Secretary of Cultural Affairs
              Conversation Facilitator
              Nancy Bartlit, LAmerica '92 (Confirmed)
                  Justice & Owner, Bartlit Enterprises, Author, Historian, former "Mayor"

      State Capitol of New Mexico Senate Chamber
      Corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Peralta
      Santa Fe, NM

    November 3, 2015
    Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
      OASIS classroom
      Presentation:
      "The Second Atomic Bomb: Was It Necessary?"

      OASIS classroom
      3301 Menaul Blvd. NE, Suite 18

      Albuquerque, NM 87107
      Small fee charged.

      Contact: OASIS office
      505-884-4529
      505-884.4942 FAX
      OASISABQ@oasisnet.org
      www.oasisnet.org


2014 
February 15, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM

    Manzanar National Historic Site, California
    "Annual Day of Remembrance"

    In conjunction with internee Bill Nishimura at 1:30 pm
    For more information, call 760-878-2194 ext. 3310 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/manz

March 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
    Booth at the Santa Fe Jin Festival
    Japanese Culture: music, food, entertainment


March 31, 2014
Time: TBD

    Meadowlark Senior Center
    Albuquerque

    505-896-8321

April 17, 2014
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

    Talk: "Glimpses of the Past"
    Fort Union National Park

    Las Vegas, NM
    505-896-8321

2013 
May 20, 2013
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm

    Kirkland Air Force Base
    Talk: “Santa Fe’s Mystery History: The Santa Fe Japanese American Internment Camp (1942-1946),
    in the shadow of Los Alamos”
    Asian Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

    Las Vegas, NM
    505-896-8321

May 25, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm

    Dinner Presentation
    Manuscript Society

    Santa Fe, NM

June 8, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm

    Fundraising Dinner for the Los Alamos Democratic Party
    Principal Speaker: State Auditor Hector Balderas
    Honoree: Nancy Bartlit, for her decades of community service

    DeColores Restaurant
    2470 East Rd.
    Los Alamos
    (505) 662-6285

July 4, 2013
Time TBA

    Presentation. Japanese American National Museum program
    Manuscript Society
    Seattle, WA

July 13, 2013>
10:00 am-5:00 pm

    John & Nancy Bartlit will be selling Silent Voices until Nancy speaks
    Bartlit speaks, 4:00 pm, Japanese Internment at Ft. Stanton, in Chavez Hall
    Honoree: Nancy Bartlit, for her decades of community service

    Militray Dance, 7:00 pm
    Ft. Stanton, Inc

2012 
Awards
April 15, 7:00p.m.

    Honored, Living Treasures, along with her husband John, Los alamos, NM

Lectures
April 16, 7:00p.m.

    Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM
April 21-22, 9:00a.m.
    National Conference on New Mexico Japanese American Internment, "Inside and Outside the Barbed Wire"
November 27, 11:45a.m.
    Rotary Club International, Los Alamos, NM

Teaching / Training
May 21, 10:30a.m.

    Docent training, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM

2011 
Awards NOT FINISHED YET
April 15, 7:00p.m.

    Honored, Living Treasures, along with her husband John, Los alamos, NM


Manzanar National Historic Site, California
"Annual Day of Remembrance"

In conjunction with internee Bill Nishimura at 1:30 pm
For more information, call 760-878-2194 ext. 3310 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/manz