AHS 2021-2022 Programs

 

Erna Fergusson, First Lady of New Mexico Letters

Photo of Erna Fergusson On Sunday, January 16, 2022, Librarian and Albuquerque history presenter Joe Sabatini discussed the life and legacy of Ernestine Mary “Erna” Fergusson on the occasion of her 134th birthday. An Albuquerque local aristocrat, she was the daughter of Territorial and U.S. Congressman H.B. Fergusson and the granddaughter of Santa Fe
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The History of Los Poblanos

Undated photo of Los Poblanos Farm On Sunday, November 21, 2021, Kate Garner, the Culture & Community Event Director at Los Poblanos, gave a talk on the history of this storied land, including the rich cast of characters who have made it into the celebrated agritourism destination it is today. The program was live-streamed on the
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Stories of Early Albuquerque

Book Cover of Stories of Early Albuquerque October 2021 Albuquerque Historical Society Program On October 17, 2021, compiler and editor, Rosemary McNerney Winkler, presented excerpts from her book, “Stories of Early Albuquerque: As Told in the Albuquerque Genealogical Society Quarterly“. The book shares the history of some of the post-1848 families who helped usher the city into
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Overhaul: A Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops

Overhaul Book Cover On Sunday, September 19, 2021, Richard and Shirley Cushing Flint spoke on their book: Overhaul: A Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops. The AT&SF shops were the city and state’s largest employer from the 1880s-1950s. Its payroll drove the Albuquerque economy. The program was live-streamed on the AHS Facebook
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Sky Rider: Park Van Tassel and the Rise of Ballooning in the West

Cover of Sky Rider: Park Van Tassel and the Rise of Ballooning in the West On August 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., Gary B. Fogel will present his research leading to the book “Sky Rider: Park Van Tassel and the Rise of Ballooning in the West“. The virtual presentation will be via Zoom and available only to Albuquerque Historical Society members. AHS membership is only
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Building Community & Culture: Jews in 20th Century Albuquerque

Photo of Emil and Minnie's 50th Anniversary at old synagogue of Congregation B'nai Israel On Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 2 p.m., Harvey Buchalter presented his research on Jews in Albuquerque from the 1930’s to the 1960’s who have shaped Albuquerque’s culture, economic, and social life. He addressed why they chose to settle in Albuquerque, what risks they took, what innovations they made and
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Life of Mrs. Carnis Salisbury: Albuquerque Fair Housing and Civil Rights Pioneer

Photo of Carnis Salisbury On Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 2 p.m., Brian Eagan, Attorney for the Albuquerque Housing Authority presented “Life of Mrs. Carnis Salisbury: Albuquerque Fair Housing and Civil Rights Pioneer.” The program was live-streamed on the AHS Facebook page. Brian spoke about the remarkable life and lasting legacy of Mrs. Carnis
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