Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Casa Boosters Thank Duke City.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Jim Ludwick Journal Staff Writer

Advocates of keeping Casa San Ysidro operating at Corrales thanked the city of Albuquerque this week at a meeting with Mayor Martin Chavez.

Pauline Eisenstadt of Citizens to Save Casa said in an interview afterward that she thanked Chavez for helping preserve the museum for another year. A group met with Chavez on Wednesday.

Controversy over Casa San Ysidro began recently when Chavez announced a plan to close the museum at Corrales and move its collection to the Rio Grande Botanic Garden.

Albuquerque city councilors approved a proposal from Miguel Gomez calling for the city to help pay to operate the museum for another year if at least two-thirds of the funding comes from sources other than Albuquerque. …

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