Second Saturday at Casa San Ysidro
On Saturday, October 10, Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez/Minge House hosts a free program, Outhouses: Underrated Icons of New Mexico History. Dr. Richard Melzer, professor of history at the University of New Mexico’s Valencia Campus, will discuss how, by the late 19th century, outhouses represented a modern, sanitary solution to this age old problem. Learn about how outhouses were introduced to New Mexico, their essential role in communities across the state, and their continued presence as historical artifacts in this light-hearted look at these remnants of our distant past. Dr. Melzer’s presentation will include images of both typical and unusual outhouses and will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Visitors may embark on self-paced tours at Casa San Ysidro both prior to and following the presentation between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 pm. Casa San Ysidro is located at 973 Old Church Road in the Village of Corrales.