15 September 2010

Corrales Historical Society presentation Sept 16th

This announcement was sent to me by the Historical Society of New Mexico:

Corrales Historical Society “Speaker Series”
invites you to attend:

Mary Davis, author and historian,

speaks on Corrales History
with an emphasis on the post WWII period

Thursday, September 16th @ 7:00pm
Old San Ysidro Church @ 966 Old Church Road

Event is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

On September 16th at 7pm in the Old Church, Mary Davis will talk about Corrales History, with an emphasis on the post WWII period. This was the time when Corrales became a more diverse community where engineers, newly arrived farmers, artists, bankers and professors shared with their long-established neighbors the difficulties and delights of living in an isolated agricultural village. What factors drove these changes, when did growth spurts occur and what does this mean for the character of Corrales today?

Mary P. Davis has lived in Corrales for nearly 40 years. A graduate of Oberlin College, she served as the preservation planner and historian for the City of Albuquerque for over fifteen years. Mary has headed Corrales’ Historic Preservation Committee and currently serves on the Corrales Historical Society Board as chair of the Archives Committee. As co-author with the Corrales Historical Society of Images of America – Corrales, she was excited and pleased to be asked to bring together remembrances, family information, and photographs that could tell at least a part of the Corrales story. Although historic buildings are visible reminders of a community’s history, Mary believes that it is knowing about the people who lived there that makes the history come alive. Images of America – Corrales will be available for sale at the presentation.

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