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Historical families gather

The Sandoval County Historical Society is offering a series of family gatherings during their Sunday afternoon open houses from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the DeLavy House Museum in Bernalillo. In January, the gathering will be the Chavez clan, as well as families of those who worked in the timber industry. The February open house will host the Gurule and Archibeque families, and in March families from the villages of San Luis, Cabezon, Guadalupe, and Casa Salazar. Members of these various groups are invited to attend, as is the general public. For further information, contact Martha Liebert at 867-2755.


Interested in working with historical photos?

Anyone who has visited the DeLavy House and seen the attractive photo displays put together by Martha Liebert has been amazed at the historical photographs in the Sandoval County Historical Society’s collection.

It is a wonderful collection drawn from all parts of Sandoval County and, in some cases, dating back as far as the late nineteenth century. In 1978-79, many of the photographs then in the collection were catalogued and marked by Liebert with the assistance of a grant. However, very little has been done to inventory and catalogue the collection since then, and the collection has grown substantially over the years.

If you are interested in working with the photo collection, please call Beverly Jackson at 867-1742 or e-mail and let your interest be known. The SCHS photo collection is a treasure worthy of our community’s time and commitment.


Arnold Herrera to speak on Pueblo community survival

January 5, at the DeLavy House in Bernalillo at 3:00 p.m., the Sandoval County Historical Society will present a program by the well-known Cochiti Pueblo drum maker, silversmith, composer, and singer Arnold Herrera. Herrera’s timely subject will be “Pueblo Community Survival.” The program is co-sponsored by the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities. The DeLavy House is on Edmonds Road. The public is welcome. There is no charge.


Retired AFB historian will lecture on Albuquerque aviation history

Dr. Don Alberts, retired chief historian at Kirkland Air Force Base, will be the featured speaker at the Corrales Historical Society Lecture Series, speaking on “Balloons to Bombers: History of Albuquerque Aviation.” His lecture will attune listeners to the rich history of aviation in Albuquerque, from 1880 when it all began, to the present, when aviation has become a prime factor in Albuquerque’s community life. Dr. Alberts will discuss early-airplane exhibitions, barnstormers, and the genesis of our local enthusiasm for hot-air ballooning.

The program is free and open to the public, on January 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Old San Ysidro Church on Old Church Road in Corrales. Refreshments will be served after the program.


State, private partners will  recruit nanotech companies

The New Mexico Economic Development Department has joined the Albuquerque Economic Development and Next Generation Economy to recruit companies that use Microsystems and nanotechnology. The three groups collaborated in an exhibition at the national Commercialization of Micro and Nano Systems conference in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in September 2002.

Leslie Padilla, the director of the state Office of Science and Technology says, “New Mexico is positioning itself to be a key player in Microsystems.” In addition to the national labs, both UNM and TVI participated at COMS, and several New Mexico companies were featured.The COMS conference drew more than three hundred leaders in the field.

Kenny McDonald, the senior vice president of Albuquerque Economic Development said, “After studying the resources of other places around the world, we are convinced that Albuquerque has the community, business, and academic resources to be a major player in the Microsystems arena. ”

Business recruiter Rosemary Thompson added, “It is a great opportunity for the state to partner with AED and Next Gen to recruit Microsystems companies to the state. It will expose our existing New Mexico companies to an international audience.”

Petroglyph Posits by Rudi Klimpert






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