Zuni to 66: The De Anza Motor Lodge and Its Zuni Connection

If you haven’t seen it yet, here is your chance to view the excellent documentary on the De Anza Motor Lodge. Flyer

Time: Thursday, May 10th
6:30pm (screening and panel discussion)
8:30pm (screening only)

Location: The Guild Theater
3405 Central Avenue
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 255-1848

Zuni to 66:
The De Anza Motor Lodge and Its Zuni Connection

A Route 66 De Anza Association Presentation – Suggested Donation: $10

May is Heritage Preservation Month (www.nmhistoricpreservation.org)! Join the Route 66 De Anza Association for a screening of the film at Albuquerque’s Guild Cinema in Nob Hill on Thursday, May 10th. Screenings will take place at 6:30 and 8:30pm. A panel discussion will follow the early show. Discussion topics will include the De Anza’s significance as a nexus between the Indian arts trade and Route 66 automobile tourism and as a gathering place for New Mexico politicians, ranchers, scientists, State Fair-goers, and Native peoples from around the region.

A short (30m) documentary film showcasing the history of Albuquerque’s De Anza Motor Lodge by exploring its ties with Zuni Pueblo. Produced in 2011 by the Route 66 De Anza Association with funding from the New Mexico Humanities Council and the cooperation of Zuni Pueblo. The production team consisted of Elizabeth Akiya Chestnut of the Route 66 De Anza Association, Acoma cinematographer Jonathan Sims, and Route 66 historian David Kammer. This short film weaves oral history with music, archival images, and spoken narrative to tell stories of Zuni trader C.G. Wallace, the De Anza Motor Lodge, and the Zuni artisans who helped make the De Anza a success.

The Route 66 De Anza Association is a chartered, not-for-profit charitable organization registered in the State of New Mexico. Since 2000, members of the Association’s Board of Directors have worked closely with the Nob Hill and Highland neighborhood associations, the City of Albuquerque, and the Pueblo of Zuni to secure a successful redevelopment strategy for the historic De Anza Motor Lodge. The mission of the Association is the preservation of the De Anza and the creation of a transportation-related museum on-site to educate the public about the significance of the De Anza Motor Lodge and Route 66 in New Mexico history. After years of advocacy and negotiation, redevelopment of this historic site is slated to begin in the summer of 2012!  Please join us in celebrating this momentous achievement! All proceeds from the event will go to the New Mexico Community Foundation / Route 66 De Anza Association.

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