The History of Downtown Albuquerque’s Maisel’s Indian Trading Post

Postcard of Maisel’s Indian Trading PostThe fascinating legacy of Maisel’s Indian Trading Post will be presented by Diane Schaller, President of Historic ABQ, Inc. at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Albuquerque Museum at 2000 Mountain Rd. NW in Old Town.

Maisel’s Indian Trading Post, which opened its unique John Gaw Meem designed building in 1939, has a unique history as a family owned and operated business. Generations of local residents have shopped for Native American pottery and jewelry at Maisel’s. The paintings of Indian ceremonial dances at the front of the store are “downtown treasures”.

The program will be held at the Albuquerque Museum at 2000 Mountain Rd. NW in Old Town. Parking is free in the lot south of the Museum. Admission to the Museum and the AHS program is also free.

Photo of Diane Schaller, President, AHIDiane Schaller is co-founder of Historic ABQ Inc. (HAI). Schaller is known for her research and persistence in preserving local business history. She has led the effort to record the memories of numerous individuals whose families were involved in local businesses. Many of those businesses no longer exist so these video recordings are very important. Schaller helped train the guides of the downtown Albuquerque walking tour. She is retired from the City of Albuquerque. Schaller has spoken to numerous local and statewide history organizations.