Roger Zimmerman

Albuquerque Historical Society Speakers Bureau

Roger Zimmerman - Albuquerque Historical Socirty

Roger Max Zimmerman was born at Rehoboth Mission east of Gallup, New Mexico. His early years were spent at Mariano Lake Trading Post. He graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute and enrolled at the University of Colorado where he received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. He taught Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado from 1959 to 1964 and at New Mexico State University from 1964 to 1979. He was then employed at Sandia National Laboratories where he worked on projects associated with the storage of nuclear waste, weapons components testing programs, and rocket systems target deployments. He retired in 2000 as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. Roger served as President of the Albuquerque Historical Society from 2013-2019. He has written two books: Kitchen’s Opera House, Gallup, New Mexico (2012) and A History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque (2019)

Speaking Topics

  • Albuquerque and the Yazoo
  • Kitchen’s Opera House, Gallup, New Mexico
  • Son of an Indian Trader
  • Rerouting Route 66 Through Tijeras Canyon