On Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm, Dr. Richard Melzer will speak on his new book “Legendary Locals of Albuquerque“. The book describes 150 people who made contributions to Albuquerque history since its founding in 1706. Artists, educators, sports figures, politicians and others are included. Melzer commented that this book will be enjoyed by “native Albuquerqueans and newcomers alike”. Each description is accompanied by a photograph or sketch.
The program will be held at the Albuquerque Museum in Old Town. Parking is free in the lot south of the Museum. Admission to the Museum and the AHS program is free.
Richard Melzer has taught at the Valencia Campus of UNM since 1979. He was recognized as the instructor of the year and been a student favorite. Melzer has written numerous books about New Mexico history including Breakdown: How the Secret of the Atomic Bomb was Stolen during WW II, Buried Treasurers: Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico History, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and Ernie Pyle. Melzer has been president of the Valencia County Historical society and the Historical society of NM.