Brat Liaison Joe Condrill to Host Get-together

Brat Friend,
Got some activity to share with you about
our annual get-together of Brats in New Mexico
happening on February 20!
As of today:
-22 Brats & Educators who now live
in New Mexico are interested in this function.

     Here’s how will make it worth your while
to come:
     *Every Brat gets recognized!
     *With this crowd, you get immediately accepted because we share your heritage!
     *We’re going to introduce you to some wonderful Brat people — who want to meet
     *This is a day that VALIDATES your special heritage!
   Join us: 
Thursday, February 20 – 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Cervantes Restaurant
5801 Gibson Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 
Restaurant telephone: 505-262-2253.
    *Pricing remains similar to previous years!
    *Early registration deadline is February 15.
     Details are at:
     To register:
     -Scroll down to:  Albuquerque, NM, Wed, Feb. 20, 2014.
     -Complete brief info.
     -Click Add to Cart.
     -Click on Check out.
     -Click on Don’t Have A PayPal Account.
     -Complete credit card information.
      Looking forward to uniting you with the
Brat community!
      Have a terrific day!
                         Joe Condrill
                         OVERSEAS BRATS

Our Friends at the Apron Project Invite You to Create!

Announcing the Third Annual Apron Project Exhibit as Part of the NHCC Women & Creativity Month

Flyer Womyns Work: The Apron ProjectLast year a number of Brats, Veterans, Military Family Members, Poets & Writers exhibited in our installation at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.  It would be wonderful if we had more this year.  These are aprons with messages:  in words or visual images.  Some are very artistic.  Others are very simple.  You can see pictures of last year’s installation as well as more information on this year’s installation on our website: .  The Submission Form is also available online at: .  Drop off at 123 A 9th St SW by February 12, 2014.   This year’s installation is going to be on the corner of 9th and Gold in the same empty lot we used in 2011, our first year.    Opening Reception:  March 7, 2014 6-7 PM.  If you have any questions, please contact Ginger Quinn at 505 247-2537 or email her at

Hope to see your apron waving in the wind.

Caroline LeBlanc, for Apron Installation & Womyn’s Work




Reasons for Thanksgiving

As the Museum of the American Family all-volunteer board sits back and reflects on the past few months, it is apparent that we have a lot to be thankful for.
Our biggest news is that the Rivera family, of Robert Rivera Construction in Santa Rosa, NM, have generously donated seven 1947 military family housing units for our museum.  While they are structurally sound, they will need to be moved to our building site, gutted and rehabbed before we can occupy them.  This will take a significant amount of money. We will continue our fundraising in order to rehab these little treasures.  We would very much appreciate donations of money, building materials or labor as we move forward. To donate directly to our website, please click here:

Speaking of moving, where are we moving to? 

 Drawing of site of old houses
The City of Albuquerque has suggested a site in a park near Kirtland Air Force Base, the New Mexico Veteran’s Memorial and the VA Hospital.  An architect has provided a preliminary drawing and is in the process of refining it.  The various City departments are meeting to see if our museum will be a good fit in this location.  We are confident that all parties will come to an agreement very soon, and we can begin to apply for permits and begin the building’s physical move to their permanent “home”.
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