Interested in learning more about the history of the women who built Acequia Madre House?
AMH Director, Bunny Huffman, will present a two-part course, "The Women of Acequia Madre House," at RENESAN, Institute for Lifelong Learning, April 14th and 17th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The rich history of Santa Fe owes much to three generations of women who built and lived in Acequia Madre House. For over a century the influence, talents, financial resources and hard work of Eva Scott Fényes, Leonora S.M. Curtin and Leonora Curtin Paloheimo helped to shape the cultural history of the Southwest and to establish Santa Fe’s present intellectual and cultural community, yet their contributions remain widely unknown. Using their personal talents, each of the women was actively engaged in the preservation of indigenous and Spanish Colonial cultural heritage throughout their lives.
This introduction to a prominent dynasty of women will focus on their achievements, as well as provide an overview of their lives in New Mexico, California and their experiences aboard. The class (A&C S15-4) will meet Tuesday, April 14, 2015 and Friday, April 17, 2015 from 10-12. There is a $20 registration fee for 2 sessions. The second class session will meet at Acequia Madre House, 614 Acequia Madre Street, Santa Fe, NM, for a tour.
Registration can be done in-person at:
RENESAN Institute for Lifelong Learning
St. John’s United Methodist Church
1200 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
*Note: There is a $10 processing fee for in-person service in addition to the regular class fee.
Online registration at: www.renesan.org