AHS 2014-2015 Programs


Dick Knipfing: My 50 years in Albuquerque Television News

Dick Knipfing Dick Knipfing came to Albuquerque in the early 1960s as a UNM student. He became part of the Channel 13 news team and the …. rest is history! Knipfing has reported on hundreds of events which changed the direction of Albuquerque and state history. He has seen incredible changes in technology, the
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Reflections at 50: The UNM School of Medicine, A History of Service & Innovation 1964-2014

UNM School of Medicine Building II Join us Sunday, March 15, 2 pm at the Albuquerque Museum when Executive Vice Dean Martha Cole McGrew, MD,  presents the history of the UNM School of Medicine. In the late 1950’s, creating a Medical School at UNM was the vision of UNM President, Tom Popejoy. “Fifty years ago, a pioneering
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50 Years of Coronado Shopping Center, 1964-2014

Coronado Center, 1964 On February 15, 2015 at 2 pm, speaker Randy Sanchez, General Manager of Coronado Center, will describe the business, societal changes and planning that brought about the construction of Coronado Mall in 1964. The Program is free and will be held at the Albuquerque Museum in Old Town. Free parking is available in the lot South of
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The Downtown Albuquerque Central Avenue Walking Tours

Franciscan Hotel, Albuquerque Come take an “indoor” Downtown Albuquerque Central walking tour with Roland Penttila at the Albuquerque Museum on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2 PM. Roland, an AHS Member and Downtown Central Walking Tour Guide will share a variety of early 20th Century photographs of the buildings along Central, many of which are listed on
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Only in Albuquerque

Only in Albuquerque, courtesy of the Albuquerque Museum On Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2 pm, Deb Slaney, the aM’s curator of history, will talk about the content, planning process, and installation of the new history exhibit. Ms. Slaney will describe how building renovation, collections documentation, and public input have all come together to create the exhibition, which
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Postwar Transformation of Albuquerque, 1945-1972

The Postwar Transformation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1945-1972 Robert Wood, the author of The Postwar Transformation of Albuquerque, New Mexico 1945-1972, will give a presentation On Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2 pm at the Albuquerque Museum. “From the end of World War II to the closing months of 1972, Albuquerque, New Mexico, underwent as dramatic a transformation as
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Community Land Grants of the East Mountains: History and Current Challenges

Dr. LM García y Griego Dr. LM García y Griego speaks on the Community Land Grants of the East Mountains at the September 21, 2014, 2 pm meeting of the Albuquerque Historical Society. His presentation will focus on the recent history and current challenges of the community land grants of the east mountains. Community land
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Rerouting Route 66 Through Tijeras Canyon

Albuquerque Historical Society - RT66 - Tijeras Canyon - 1937 Roger Zimmerman’s presentation at 2 pm on August 17, 2014 will review Route 66 folklore and provide personal reminisces of living near Route 66. The establishment of initial Federal highways in New Mexico will be introduced. Background on the creation of the Santa Rosa Cut-off from Santa Rosa to Moriarty (Retribution
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History of Education in Albuquerque

Ann Piper - Education in Albuquerque APS principal Ann Piper, will talk on the Albuquerque community’s evolving journey towards providing education to its youth at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Albuquerque Museum in Old Town. Parking is free in the lot south of the Albuquerque Museum. Admission to the Museum and AHS program is free.
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History of the Bezemek Dairy in Albuquerque – Who the heck was Bezemek?

Bezemek Dairy Wagon - Albuquerque Historical Society Bob Smith speaks on James Bezemek, one of the most successful dairy owners and a prominent five-term county commissioner in the 20th century . He is virtually unknown now. Learn about the career of this fascinating man and his family at the July 20, 2014 meeting of the Albuquerque Historical
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Historic Downtown Neighborhood Home Tour

Albuquerque Downtown Neighborhoods Association 2014 Tour There will be no May 2014 presentation by the Albuquerque Historical Society. Instead, enjoy the Mother’s Day 40th Anniversary Historic Neighborhood Home Tour produced by the Downtown Neighborhoods Association. See American Foursquare, Bungalows -Craftsman, Queen Anne, Territorial, Pueblo Style adobe and more…. Tour some of Albuquerque’s oldest – most architecturally beautiful homes.
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