Publications, Speaking and Activities

 
Photo by Josh Huskin.  Used with permission.

Photo by Josh Huskin. Used with permission.

 
 

Elise Urrutia

Miraflores and Dr. Aureliano Urrutia

Essays and Articles

Miraflores: a Mexican Garden of Memory, Jardín Mexicano de la Memoria. Book manuscript with photographs, 2016-2019.

Quinta Urrutia: La Familia de Dr. Aureliano Urrutia en San Antonio—a Writing Project. Blog/Website: writings and photographs, 2016-2019; www.quintaurrutia.com.

A Place in Exile: People Fleeing the Mexican Revolution Enriched San Antonio Life. Essay with co-author Nancy Aguirre, “300 Years of San Antonio & Bexar County,” Claudia Guerra, ed. (San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 2019), pp. 51-56. Photograph of Aureliano Urrutia provided courtesy of Elise Urrutia.

Miraflores. Sidebar article, “300 Years of San Antonio & Bexar County,” Claudia Guerra, ed. (San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 2019), p.54.

Miraflores. Descriptive article, The Cultural Landscape Foundation website, November 2018; https://www.tclf.org/miraflores.

Dr. Aureliano Urrutia (1872-1975). Biographical profile, The Cultural Landscape Foundation website, November 2018; https://www.tclf.org/dr-aureliano-urrutia. Photograph of Aureliano Urrutia provided courtesy of Elise Urrutia.

New Paths to Restablish Miraflores at Brackenridge Park. Article and photographs, Rivard Report, June 13, 2017; https://therivardreport.com/new-paths-reestablish-miraflores-at-brackenridge-park/.

Local Couple Returns Miraflores Monument. Article, Rivard Report, October 31, 2016; https://therivardreport.com/local-couple-returns-miraflores-monument/.

Miraflores: Dr. Urrutia’s Lost Garden. Article and photographs, Rivard Report, October 2, 2016; https://therivardreport.com/miraflores-dr-urrutias-lost-garden/. Historical photographs provided courtesy of Elise Urrutia.

Speaking Engagements

Dr. Urrutia and Miraflores. With photographs, Pecha Kucha, Vol.25, February 28, 2017.

Miraflores—a Mexican Garden of Memory, Jardín Mexicano de la Memoria. Excerpts from the book manuscript, with photographs.

  • Igo Branch Public Library, April 5, 2018, Topic: Dr. Urrutia Biography, Tile in the Garden, Cuautemoc, Q&A Session.

  • Professional Tour Guide Association of San Antonio, November 6, 2018, Topic: Dr. Urrutia Biography, Q&A Session.

  • Conopus Club of San Antonio, November 8, 2018, Topic: Dr. Urrutia Biography, Focus on Features of Miraflores.

At Miraflores. What’s Out There Weekend, sponsored by The Cultural Landscape Foundation / City of San Antonio / Brackenridge Park Conservancy, November 10-11, 2018.

Interviews

  • San Antonio Express-News, Steve Bennett, November 8, 2018.

  • Texas Public Radio, Jack Morgan, March 20 and May 8, 2 018; story aired on TPR and Texas Standard.

  • La Prensa, Adda Montalvo, March 29, 2018.

  • KSAT-TV, Carlos Hernandez, January 23, 2018.

All historical photographs provided by Elise Urrutia.

Volunteer Consulting Work

Urrutia Bench Conservation, Brackenridge Park Conservancy, Extensive documentation of large Urrutia bench at Miraflores for purposes of restoration, 2017-2018.

Miraflores Walkway Restoration Project

  • City of San Antonio/Brackenridge Conservancy, Presentation and discussion of my findings regarding historical walkway, resulting in the City’s successful dig to establish preexisting pathways, October 2017.

  • City of San Antonio, Site visit to assist the City in identifying objects found in dig, April 2018.