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. (Working Title) Upcoming book with photographs, 2016-2019. To be published by Trinity University Press, Spring 2021.

Quinta Urrutia: La Familia de Dr. Aureliano Urrutia en San Antonio—a Writing Project. A Blog, with writings and photographs, 2016-2019.

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. With 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. Contributor, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, November 2018.

Dr. Aureliano Urrutia (1872-1975). The Cultural Landscape Foundation, November 2018. With photograph of Aureliano Urrutia provided courtesy of Elise Urrutia.

New Path to Link Miraflores and Brackenridge Park. Rivard Report, June 13, 2017. With historical photographs courtesy of Elise Urrutia.

Local Couple Returns Miraflores Monument. Rivard Report, October 31, 2016.

Miraflores: Dr. Urrutia’s Lost Garden. Rivard Report, October 2, 2016. With historical photographs provided courtesy of Elise Urrutia.

Speaking Engagements

About Dr. Urrutia and Miraflores. A presentation with pictures, focusing on the life of Dr. Aureliano Urrutia and his avocation of gardening. Appropriate for groups interested in San Antonio, Mexico, gardening, conservation, and art. Recent presentations include the Igo Branch Public Library and the Professional Tour Guide Association of San Antonio. ONGOING! For more information, contact me: elise@quintaurrutia.com

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

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.