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Old Town: 300 Years in the Making

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Albuquerque became an official “villa” on April 23, 1706. The stories behind that major accomplishment are inspiring, aggravating, humorous and captivating. Old Town, the original Albuquerque, stands today as a testament to people’s creativity, stamina and sense of community. In fact, the oldest continually-used residence sits directly behind the church and the oldest house, which housed soldiers during many battles, is east of the plaza. Each building tells a tale and each block effuses stories. I have written several articles about Old Town and would love to spend two hours sharing my knowledge. Of course I’ve got photos. I plan to talk about how Albuquerque got its name (really) and its first buildings (the original church fell down). I’ll discuss the changes that occurred and how the area is used today. I find Old Town an amazing mixture of cultures and eras.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

Melody Groves 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Monday, September 17, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/17/2018 - 9/17/2018 Weekly - Mon 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bernalillo, Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community  Map, Room: Del Webb Alegria - Main Melody Groves