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“A Step back in time”

Casa San Ysidro: The Gutierrez/Minge House
Ranked #4 of 9 things to do in Corrales
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Owner description: Operated by the Albuquerque Museum, this historic home features a varied collection of more than 1,300 items ranging from early Spanish-Colonial to 19th-century Victorian styles.
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Lovely historic home filled with historic items from all around New Mexico- Spanish Colonial religious art, weaving, embroidery, agricultural tools and animal enclosures all with a knowledgeable guide with a good sense of humor. Enjoyable for the serious history buff or the casually curious.

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Reviewed June 15, 2012

The Casa San Ysidro is a true gem in Corrales. The City of Albuquerque has neglected this fine property to the point of actually crumbling adobe walls and ceilings. There is obviously no landscaping or cleaning of the ancient decor. Dust abounds everywhere and it is a pity someone doesn't fix it up (Mayor Berry) ??? There was no manager available to speak to.
The tour was great and the docent was incredible. Maybe they should up the $4.00 fee and hire a janitor, install a public restroom and get a new security "guard" instead of a rude and insolent overweight unhappy woman.

3  Thank Katarinita H
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Reviewed November 6, 2011

As a descendant of the original colonists I am always thrilled to learn more about my history. The beautifully & thoughtfully preserved Casa San Ysidro is a treasure. The docent was very well informed and engaging.

2  Thank melemelon
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

This house was an old Spanish-colonial ranch at one time. Our docent named Joe was very good and entertaining. This is one of those places that may not be a trip highlight but nonetheless one you will be glad you took the time to see. My only disappointment was that we could not take pictures inside. It had something to do with the antique furnishings. Worth seeing!

1  Thank terrsall
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Reviewed March 23, 2011

I'm glad I finally got to see this house museum after several attempts. It is well worth the effort but I doubt that many people know about it and that fewer can get in to see it. The structure is a replica of a territorial/colonial era rancho that was constructed as a vehicle for displaying the material culture items from old Hispanic New Mexico collected by Ward Alan and Shirley Jolly Minge. The tour was interesting and the docent was knowledgeable about both the structure and the collection. Photography is not allowed and there didn't seem to be much available as published images of the rooms or the collection except on various web pages.

There are several stories or themes associated with the museum. The structure is worth the visit in its own right and, once you are inside the walls, it conveys a real feeling for the historical period. The collection includes a wide variety of household and work-related items displayed in the appropriate context of their use. The story of the Minges' collection and their efforts to recreate the proper display environment and their attention to detail is also interesting.

I'm not sure if there is any other place quite like it in the Albuquerque area but the restrictions and limited tours make it a little difficult for visitors to see what it has to offer. I think that this is a resource that could be put to greater use.

1  Thank Ken H
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