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The Friends of D.H. Lawrence is a not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to preserving and fostering the rich heritage of creativity left by D.H. and Frieda Lawrence, including the preservation and renovation of the D. H. Lawrence Ranch north of Taos. Membership is open to all who want to sustain Lawrence's legacy.

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The DH Lawrence Ranch in San Cristobal, New Mexico
Hours are 10am - 2pm on Thursday and Friday

and 10am - 4 pm Saturday
For Ranch Inquiries Call 575-776-2245



If you haven’t been to the Ranch, this video from 2016 is an excellent introduction. If you have been there, please take a few minutes to learn more about the history of the property.
Many thanks to Robin Rupe of Volti Subito Productions, Eva Lipton, Geraint Smith, and N. Scott Momaday!


Also Check out the UNM D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives
UNM Initiative for renovation and preservation of the D.H. Lawrence Ranch.
Discover the legacy of the author of Lady Chatterley's Lover + Sons and Lovers.


Past Events


A Free Screening of "Women in Love"

Thursday, October 4th at 7 pm
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Annual free community event, screening of Women in Love
The 1969 film starring Oliver Reed, Alan Bates and Glenda Jackson, based on DH Lawrence's novel, will be screened for free at the TCA for one night only, Thursday, October 4th at 7pm.

Runtime is 2 hrs 11 minutes.

Image: Image from 1969 movie Women in Love

Presented by: Taos chapter of the Friends of DH Lawrence
This film, based on DH Lawrence’s novel, was nominated for four Academy Awards. It stars Alan Bates, and Glenda Jackson who took home the Academy Award. The film takes place in a mining town in post-World War I England and follows the story of two best friends who fall in love with two sisters.
The relationships soon go in very different directions.


"DHL With a Twist"
Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 1PM

The Friends of DH Lawrence teamed up with ImprovMedicine
led by Jason Pfeifer and, Francis Hahn’s Taos High School poetry students
to provide a FREE, entertaining afternoon under the ponderosa pines.
Image: Under the pines  Image: Under the Pines
Image: Reading a book  Image: Reading a book
Image: People sitting Under the Pines  Image: People sitting Under the Pines
Performance by


Joanna Terry, great grand daughter of Frieda Lawrence,
visited Taos in 2015. Please read this
beautiful account of the High Tea Party
at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House written in Robert Cafazzo's
blog for the Two Graces Plaza Gallery.

"D.H.Lawrence: A Journey Without Shame"
Wed. Sept. 9, 2015 7:30 p.m.

Free DVD screening at the Taos Community Auditorium (TCA)
sponsored by the Friends of DH Lawrence

The description of the film from the BBC website states, "It's a hundred years since DH Lawrence's revolutionary novel, Sons and Lovers, first hit the bookshops - and to celebrate, the writer Geoff Dyer, accompanied by Lawrence scholar, Catherine Brown, retread the Alpine journey that the love-struck Lawrence made when he eloped from England with the sexually liberated Frieda Weekley, in 1912. It was an extraordinary trip that enabled him to complete his first masterpiece and also marked the moment when he decided to risk everything for his writing.

As Geoff and Catherine head into the mountains, the film ranges over the globetrotting story of Lawrence's life and work and takes the opportunity to fight back against Lawrence's many critics. With assistance from a clutch of Lawrence admirers - including poet Simon Armitage, novelist Rachel Cusk and the biographer John Worthen - the hikers peel back the stereotype of Lawrence as that earnest, one-track-mind novelist to reveal one of the most adventurous, humane and influential figures of the 20th century."

in Gargnano, Italy - June 23-27, 2014

Following are photos that were given to the Friends of DH Lawrence by Angelo Ravagli's
granddaughter Frederica Bonanno after her family visit to the Kiowa Ranch in April 2014.
Angelo and Frieda were together from 1930 until her death in 1956. They were married in 1950.

Image: Angelo Ravagli with grandchildren

Image: 3 generations Angelo Ravagli, so and grandson

Image: Angelo Ravagli with grandchild


Photos from the Oct. 2013 Book Fair


Articles, Information & Events about the DH Lawrence Ranch
D. H Lawrence Ranch Overview
2015 article:
January 2015 Albuquerque Journal about the DHL ranch

Town of Taos Resolution, Adopted Oct. 22, 2013
"D.H. Lawrence's  Legacy Should Be Open Again" by Linda Lambert:
Santa Fe New Mexican
"Ghost Ranch: D.H. Lawrence rises from the ashes" by Charles Reuben:
Santa Fe Reporter
"Looking for Lawrence" by Henry Shukman:
New Mexico Magazine

Native American Connections - Dr. Katherine Toy Miller
The Early Moderns, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Taos Pueblo, and the D. H. Lawrence Ranch, 2012
Spiritual Connections: Georgia O'Keeffe and D. H. Lawrence, 2011.

2011 and 2012 readings are now posted in audio format at http://www.culturalenergy.org/lawrence.htm. This page includes other related talks & interviews about Lawrence and the period, including Mabel Dodge Luhan & John Collier Sr.
Q & A & Ranch talks coming for 2011 and 2012.

Cultural Energy

A Non-Profit Organization Creating Media Voices
for Youth, Arts & Activism for Northern New Mexico
125 A La Posta
Taos, NM 87571
Just Past Albertsons
To Listen: http://www.culturalenergy.org/listenlinks.htm

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Twenty-five of the Top 50 most popular books about New  Mexico.
Other lists available upon request.

1.       Death Comes for the Archbishop. Willa  Cather.
2.       Bless me Ultima. Rudolpho  Anaya.
3.       Milagro Beanfield War. John  Nichols.
4.       The Man Who Killed the  Deer. Frank Waters.
5.       No Life for a  Lady. Agnes Morley Cleveland.
6.       Red  Sky at Morning. Richard Bradford.
7.       Great River. Paul Horgan.
8.       Tularosa. C.L. Sonnieshen.
9.       House at Otowi Bridge. Peggy Pond  Church.
10      Riders to Cibola. Norman  Zellinger
11.     Sky Determines. Calvin  Ross.
12.     Centuries of Santa Fe. Paul  Horgan.
13.      New Mexico Place Names. T.M.  Pearce.
14.      Wind Leaves No Shadow. Ruth  Laughlin.
15.      No High Adobe. Dorothy  Pillsbury.
16.      Dance Hall of the Dead. Tony  Hillerman.
17.      Conquest of Don Pedro. Harvey  Ferguson.
18.      Great Taos Bank Robbery. Ton  Hillerman.
19.      Lamy of Santa Fe, His Life and  Times. Paul Horgan.
20.      Land of Enchantment:  Memoirs of Marian Russell.
21.      New Mexico.  Marc Simons.
22.      New Mexico, Rio Grande and  Other Essays.
            Tony Hillerman/David Muench.
23.       Black Range Tales. James A. McKenna.
24.       Maria: The Potter of San Ildefonso. Alice  Marriott.
25.      People of the Valley. Frank  Waters.

D.H. Lawrence writings with a Taos  setting:
Phoenix (Contains essays about Taos)
“The Princess,” in  Complete Short Stories of D.H. Lawrence (The heroine resembles Dorothy  Brett)
“Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine,” in Phoenix II
St. Mawr  (Novella that ends in San Cristobal)
The Woman Who Rode Away and Other  Stories (Short story with a Mexico setting but drawing heavily on Taos  experience)
Mornings in Mexico
A few, just a few, others at  random:
Blood and Thunder. Hampton Sides.
So far from God. Ana Castillo.
Spinning Sun, Grinning Moon. Max Evans.
Skeleton of a Bridge. Robert Mirabal.
The Rounders. Max Evans.
The Journal of Antonio Montoya. Rick Collignon.
The Autobiography of Kit Carson. Kit Carson.

D. H. Lawrence in New Mexico
by Art Bachrach
Lorenzo in Taos by Mabel Dodge Luhan
A Genius for Living: The Life of Frieda Lawrence
by Janet Byrne


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Membership Information

Friends of DHL Membership annual dues:
Student    $10
Adult         $20
Family      $30

Send membership checks (with name and address) to:
Friends of D. H. Lawrence
PO Box 1177
Taos, NM 87571


The Friends of D.H. Lawrence  Board:

Bill Haller, President
Hal Landrum
Kathleen  Knoth
Nita Murphy
Judith Bronner
Judy Gentry
George Wood

Friends of D. H. Lawrence   PO Box 1177  Taos, NM 87571    dhlfriends@msn.com     friendsofdhlawrence.org