AHS 2022-2023 Programs

The Heritage of Historic US Route 66 in Albuquerque

Photo of Central Avenue Underpass On Sunday, April 16, 2023, there was a two-person presentation at the Albuquerque Museum to discuss “The Heritage of Historic US Route 66 in Albuquerque.” The overall program was designed to address plans for the US Route 66 Centennial Commission to honor the “Mother Road” in celebrating the Centennial of
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History of Mariachi in Albuquerque

Photo from Mariachi Spectacular On Sunday, March 19, 2023, Peter Sanchez spoke on the origin of Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque and the life and achievements of its founder, Noberta Fresquez. Her life influences and love of mariachi music led to the creation of this significant cultural event. Mariachi Spectacular is in its 31st year
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Biography of Casey Luna

Casey Luna Biography Book Cover On Sunday, February 19, 2023, Author and Historian Dr. Richard Melzer spoke about the life of businessman and former New Mexico Lt. Gov. Casey Luna as described in his book “Casey Luna: A Colorful Life in Business, Politics, and Motor Sports Championships“. Casey Luna, the subject of the presentation, was
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History of The University of Albuquerque

Aerial View of the University of Albuquerque On Sunday, January 15, 2023, Author and Historian John Taylor spoke on his recent book “The School on the Bluff, A History of the University of Albuquerque“. The program was held at the Albuquerque Museum at 2000 Mountain Rd. NW in Old Town Albuquerque. The University of Albuquerque began in
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History of UNM Press: The Largest Book Publishing Company in New Mexico

UNM Press Logo On Sunday, November 20, 2022, Beth Hadas spoke on the 92-year history of the University of New Mexico Press and provided a lesson in the history of book publishing in the second half of the twentieth century as well as a in some ways an overview of New Mexico history
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One With the Land: Voices of the Atrisco Land Grant

Atrisco Community Land Grant flyer On Sunday, October 16, 2022, Anthony “Tony” DellaFlora spoke about the history of the Atrisco land grant, the creation of the video on the topic and showed the documentary “One With the Land: Voices of the Atrisco Land Grant“. This is the oldest and largest land grant in NM going
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Ever Changing, Ever Growing – Picture This!: Online Storytelling Through Photo Archives

Photo from Albuquerque Digital Archive On Sunday, September 18, 2022, Jill Hartke, Albuquerque Museum Digital Archivist, spoke about the digital resources of the museum’s photo archives and how she shares stories focusing on those about Albuquerque from the collection online. Have you ever wanted to learn how to create a visual podcast? She will introduce
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The History of Public Art Urban Enhancement in Albuquerque

Photo of Francisco Cuervo y Valdés Statue Photo On Sunday, August 21, 2022, Sherri Brueggemann spoke about the History of Public Art in Albuquerque. Sherri focussed on describing the history of the current Public Art Urban Enhancement Program beginning with the adoption and implementation of the Art in Public Places Ordinance in 1978. She traced the program’s trajectory
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Neighborhoods at a Crossroads: Hoffmantown

Hoffmantown Neighborhood History Program Photo Anthony “Tony” DellaFlora spoke about the History of the Hoffmantown neighborhood in NE Albuquerque and showed a documentary from his “Neighborhoods at a Crossroads” series. The program was held on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at the Albuquerque Museum at 2000 Mountain Rd. NW in Old Town. The presentation was live-streamed on
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African American Homesteaders in Albuquerque, NM

East End Addtion Plat Map from The City Engineer's Office Collection As part of the “Facing The Rising Sun” – The Journey of African American Homesteaders in New Mexico exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum, Social Historian Rita Powdrell in this presentation focused on homesteaders in Albuquerque, NM and the vision of land ownership and how this vision and the sovereign ownership of land
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