Updated February 1, 2016
THE MATA ORTIZ CALENDAR OF
track anything of note relating to the attractions of northwest
Chihuahua, its archaeology, history, and cultural diversity
(Mexican, Mormon, Mennonite, Tarahumara), with major emphasis on
the Municipio of Casas
Grandes and the ceramic art and artists of Mata Ortiz. We trust
you will find it easy to navigate using the category links on
The entire Calendar is
updated quarterly (January, April, July, October) and the date
of update is shown at the top of the page. Information received
between updates will be found on the category link called
“Breaking News.” Be aware that there is a scroll bar within the
site page itself.
As a supplement to the Calendar, we also have a Facebook page.
This will be used primarily for photographs of events and last
minute announcements. If you are on Facebook, like us at Mata
Ortiz Calendar and you will receive notices when we have added
material. If you’re don’t use Facebook, you can visit our page
Note that for security purposes, email addresses are shown with
[at] in place of the symbol @. As a rule, however, these need
not be manually converted; when clicking on them, many will
convert automatically to a normal email address containing the @
Note that new or corrected items in this update appear in red.
Alerts or items of importance will also appear in red.
We depend on our readers to alert us to items of interest for the
Calendar. You are our
eyes and ears. If something is rumored, we’ll take
responsibility for checking it out.
assume we know anything!
We invite criticism, questions, subjects for editorials,
letters to the editors, and anything else you might think of.
– There has been a change in the requirements for importing a
vehicle into Mexico. A deposit is now required that will be
forfeited even if you return a day late. Go to the “Traveling
To The Village”
page and scroll down near the bottom to
to learn the details.
The on-line Calendar was started in 1997 by
Spencer H. MacCallum and maintained by the MacCallums until