Miraflores: San Antonio's Mexican Garden of Memory
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Sunday, November 6, 2022
The Contemporary Austin-Jones Center
700 Congress Avenue, AUSTIN Texas
San Antonio’s Miraflores garden was built in 1914 by Mexican physician Aureliano Urrutia after he immigrated there from Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. Although the garden looks different now after decades of decay, it once represented Urrutia’s love for his homeland and culture through the intentional choices of plants, sculptures, and architecture. Join author Anne Elise Urrutia, the great-granddaughter of Urrutia, for a reconstruction of the remarkable story behind the garden.
Moderator: ClaudIa Guerra, San Antonio’s first Cultural Historian, a position in the Office of Historic PreservationAnne Elise Urrutia, Miraflores: San Antonio’s Mexican Garden of Memory