In March, the [urlhttp://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions]Albuquerque Museum
[/url] will start a special exhibition related to this topic:
Only in Albuquerque
Opening in March of 2015, the Albuquerque Museum will unveil the highly anticipated Only in Albuquerque history gallery. After many years of redesign, construction, story development and fabrication, the Museum will give our community an interactive, engaging, fun-filled presentation of the history and culture of the central Rio Grande Valley. Along with the presentation of our community’s stories, there will be lots to learn and do. Make your own family Coat of Arms; electronically send a Route 66 postcard to a friend; create a personal “quilt” of images from the Museum’s collections; and record your story to share in the Museum and with friends. You will be able to experience vibrant theatres, virtual reality storybooks and use a state of the art App, developed especially for our visitors.
One of the videos, is called Mail Time!
. It's one of the Storybook videos, in which an animated character takes you through part of the history of Albuquerque. In this case, the story is about a (fictional) German immigrant who worked on the railroad in Albuquerque and is who has written a letter home about his work.
(Right at the end, when he asks if his family has booked passage to America yet, there's an etching, which I contributed.)