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San Miguel’s Secrets Revealed


By E.K. Bennett

Who was the headless horseman riding through San Miguel de Allende from the Obraje Mill? Which fountain in the Centro has a door and why? Which street in Centro is named after a woman who plotted the War of Independence with Ignacio Allende? Learn the answers to these San Miguel secrets and many more during six virtual walking tours.

These virtual walking tours require absolutely no walking! Abundant history and intriguing legends are promised by History Walking Tour Guide Kathleen Bennett. Programs begin Tuesday, January 16, 2018, and continue thereafter every Tuesday at 3–4pm for six consecutive weeks. Because these are “virtual” tours, participants will be able to visit far more of San Miguel’s historical sites than during an actual walking tour.

January 16: Program One covers techniques for becoming a more skillful observer of San Miguel’s many historical sites. Learn how to take “focused walks” and what skillful history-detectives carry with them at all times.

January 23: Which of San Miguel’s church towers was built surreptitiously during the night?

Program Two takes a virtual walking tour to more than 20 of San Miguel’s chapels and churches.

January 30: Who were the most important historical characters contributing to San Miguel’s formation?

February 6: An exciting new program, “Oral Histories of San Miguel de Allende,” shared by

Sanmiguelenses who are descended from the early Spanish colonists.

February 13: Why are there so many lovely fountains in San Miguel’s streets and courtyards?

February 20: What is the secret of easily knowing a street’s previous name? Why does street numbering in San Miguel often mystify us? Finally, where are the most unique and unusual sites in San Miguel?

The facilitator of “San Miguel’s Secrets Revealed,” Kathleen Bennett, is a year-round San Miguel resident. A former writing professor at the University of Colorado, Bennett has volunteered full-time, teaching English in Kenya, China, Ghana, and Mexico, and for the United States Peace Corps in Poland. A licensed commercial pilot, Bennett has flown medical personnel and adventurers to remote fishing villages on the Baja Peninsula. Currently, she volunteers as a historical walking tour guide for Patronato Pro Ninos.

The six virtual walking tours take place from 3–4pm on Tuesdays in the Biblioteca’s Sala Quetzal starting January 16, 2018. See Irineo Munoz at the Biblioteca to purchase a pass for 750 pesos that guarantees seating for each program. Individual tickets for 150 pesos are sold on a space-available basis. All proceeds benefit the Biblioteca.



San Miguel’s Secrets Revealed!

6 Virtual Walking Tours

With Kathleen Bennett

Tue, Jan 16, 3-4pm

Following Tuesdays

Sala Quetzal, La Biblioteca

750 pesos pass for 6 programs

150 pesos individual programs

All proceeds benefit the Biblioteca



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