new museo

by S2B, Monday, April 11, 2011, 18:30 (3894 days ago)

Nice article about the new Xihuacan Site Museum, located in the Soledad de Maciel Archaeological Zone...

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46464

I'm inspired to go search out my photos (pre-digital camera) of our visit in 2000 to the site :-)

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new museo

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, April 11, 2011, 18:44 (3894 days ago) @ S2B

Thanks for that, S2B. The archaeologist came to visit Lupita and me the day before yesterday, and he assured us that locals are being trained to become guides and to work at the museum, a matter over which several of us had expressed some concern recently resulting in a local newspaper article about our comments here.

new museo

by Bailey, Monday, April 11, 2011, 19:19 (3894 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

How far away from Zihuatanejo is the new museum?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, April 11, 2011, 19:31 (3894 days ago) @ Bailey

It's about a 40-minute drive, but since distances and directions here are relative and often misleading, please use my Site Search engine to search for "La Chole map" and you should find a Google Earth map that pinpoints La Chole's location precisely.

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FANTASTIC!

by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Monday, April 11, 2011, 19:35 (3894 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Would you have ever expected that a local message board could be so influential when you started it? Congratulations!

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FANTASTIC!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, April 11, 2011, 19:37 (3894 days ago) @ Timmac

Influential? Maybe. But at least we got their attention. :kingtut:

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by Tess, Monday, April 11, 2011, 19:36 (3894 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Wow! We (netizens I believe the newspaper article called us and of course you mostly) are powerful! A personal visit is indeed a call for celebration.
May we have as much power in other causes.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Monday, April 11, 2011, 22:21 (3894 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Nice to get some good news for a change. I'm looking forward to my visit there on Thursday with Wil.

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by S2B, Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 13:24 (3893 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Now I really want to find those photos from 2000 ! The guide(s) and the children of La Chole made all the difference in our experience of seeing the site and the small collection of artifacts...I am so pleased to hear that the locals will continue to be a part of this site that is so much a part of them...blessings to you and Lupita for your positive impact and making a difference. ¡ Abrazos !

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by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Monday, April 11, 2011, 22:49 (3894 days ago) @ S2B

Sounds great -- and, from the photo, appears more substantial a facility than I'd imagined from some earlier posts I'd seen. Can't wait to go there.

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