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If Walls Could Talk – Part One

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We often say “If walls could talk,” but were walls the first structure built as man emerged from caves and began to construct what today we call a home?  There must have been walls, but of what were they made?  When did windows appear in those walls and who invented curtains?  Floors originally were dirt, but how were they modified and when did floors become a status symbol?  A hint - in colonial New Mexico those who were wealthy enough to have excess blood from butchering pored that blood on the dirt floor where it coagulated.  Sounds gross? Not at all.  As it dried and hardened, the floor took on the appearance and consistency of the colored concrete so fashionably used today.  Then we threw a rug on it. Today your home may have a wine cellar, a home theater - or a “man cave.” What would your cave-dwelling ancestor think of the last?  Join us as we add rooms and levels to the original structure and answer questions about that amazing place called “your home.” This will be an ongoing series of classes as building any house takes time.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

CE South Building

Roberta Boggess 



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Registration Closes On
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/20/2019 - 3/20/2019 Weekly - Wed 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 106 Roberta Boggess