AHS 2015-2016 Programs


Back to Life: Historic Fairview Cemetary

Historic Fairview Front Entrance (DeTulio built) On Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm, Susan Schwartz describes the history of Fairview Cemetery on Yale SE where many famous NM doctors, elected officials, ministers, soldiers and local heroes are buried. Fairview Cemetary, when first established in the late 1800s, was located two miles from the growing urban
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The Huning’s Highland Addition Neighborhood: Its Beginning, Decline, Resurgence & Future

On Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 2 PM, Ann Carson describes the preservation and changes in the Huning Highlands Addition Neighborhood which is bounded by Broadway, Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, I-25 and Coal SE. It was established in the 1880’s after the coming of the railroad. There were beautiful, stately
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Restoration of AT&SF Steam Locomotive 2926

2926 in San Diego c.1949 (photo courtesy Stan Kistler) On Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2 PM, 2926 restoration volunteer Steve Bradford describes the ongoing effort to restore AT&SF steam locomotive 2926. In the mid 1990s a group of train enthusiasts formed NMS&LRHS (New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Rail Road Historical Society) for the express purpose of restoring the
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Today’s Photos / Tomorrow’s History?

On Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2 PM, local historian, author and photographer Richard Ruddy presents “Today’s Photos / Tomorrow’s History?”. Richard will talk on the importance of photography as historical documentation and the frequent failure to recognize the potential historic value of photographs at the time they are made. The program
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The Development of Downtown Albuquerque As Seen Through Its Built Environment

Rosenwald Bros Building - Albuquerque Museum (PA1992.5.696) On November 15, 2015 at 2 pm, learn about the numerous downtown buildings that were part of Albuquerque history after the coming of the Railroad in 1880. Downtown Albuquerque has a vibrant architectural history of banks, hotels, medical facilities, retail, restaurants, theaters and more. Many of these buildings are listed
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Legendary Locals of Albuquerque

Book Cover - Legendary Locals of Albuquerque On Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm, Dr. Richard Melzer will speak on his new book “Legendary Locals of Albuquerque“. The book describes 150 people who made contributions to Albuquerque history since its founding in 1706. Artists, educators, sports figures, politicians and others are included. Melzer commented that this book will be
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The 100 Year History of the Albuquerque NAACP (1915-2015): Events that Changed Albuquerque

On Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm, Josef Powdrell, who served as 22nd president of the Albuquerque chapter of the NAACP, will present the history of the Albuquerque NAACP and the events that Changed Albuquerque. The local chapter of the NAACP was formally recognized on January 5, 1915, after another civil rights group,
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Albuquerque Indian School: Origins, History and Communities

Albuquerque Indian School in 1885 (NRG-75-AISP-2) On Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm, Joe Sabatini, volunteer at the Library/Archives of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, will discuss the origins of the Albuquerque Indian school and changing federal Indian education policies over the century the school was active. He will describe the many interactions between the school
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The Unpredictable River: History of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD)

MRGCD Construction Photo 1930 On Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm, Adrian Oglesby will describe the flooding events that led to the creation of the MRGCD in the 1920s and the subsequent construction of dams, ditches, and drains along the Rio Grande. The River even meandered into what is now downtown Albuquerque! By
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Route 66 In New Mexico

Historic R66 Sign Getting your kicks on route 66 was difficult in New Mexico before 1937. Find out why on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm when Bob Smith discusses Route 66 in New Mexico. Learn how Albuquerque got to be on route 66, rather than 60 or 62. Find out about
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Huning Highland 2015 Mother’s Day House Tour

412 Walter ST SE There will be no May 2015 presentation by the Albuquerque Historical Society. Instead, enjoy the Huning Highland Mother’s Day House Tour produced by the Huning Highland Historic District Neighborhood Association. From the contemporary to the historic, the Mother’s Day House Tour offers something for everyone. What a great time of year it
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