Fifty years of the Albuquerque Museum, 1967-2017

Photo of old Albuquerque Airport

Old Albuquerque Airport – First home of the Albuquerque Museum

On Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm, Albuquerque Museum History Curator Deb Slaney will present the history of the Albuquerque Museum, 1967-2017.

From a store front to the former 1930s airport terminal to its ultimate location in Old Town, the journey to have the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History has been interesting. History curator Deb Slaney will take us on that journey discussing the past, present and future of the Albuquerque Museum.

The program will be held at the Albuquerque Museum at 2000 Mountain Rd. NW in Old Town. Parking is free in the lot south of the Museum. Admission to the Museum and the AHS program is also free.

Deb Slaney, Albuquerque Museum

Deborah C. Slaney is Curator of History for The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, and Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. Ms. Slaney holds a Master of Liberal Arts with Museum Emphasis from the University of Oklahoma, and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona. Deb’s research interests include Pueblo and Spanish Colonial archaeology, Hispano material culture, and Southwestern popular culture.

Her professional publications include Wonders of the Weavers/Maravillas de los tejedores: 19th Century Río Grande Weavings from the Collection of The Albuquerque Museum; Jewel of the Railroad Era: Albuquerque’s Alvarado Hotel; and Blue Gem, White Metal: Carvings and Jewelry from the C.G. Wallace Collection. Deb was on the Board of the Historical Society of New Mexico and served as Chair of the HSNM Grants Committee.