According to information found in Jane Hagus’ book, “Treasures of Todos Santos”, Profe. Nestor began teaching in Todos Santos when he was 18 years old. “Nestor taught elementary school and was a specialist in music and the performing arts. He formed groups of students who sang for dignitaries and special functions. One such performance was the driving force behind the building of Teatro Marquez de Leon.”
Profe. Nestor and his performing groups also helped raise money to build the town’s hospital, Centro de Salud. Profe. Nestor and his father were instrumental in the founding of the “internado”, a house where rancho students could sleep and eat in town so they could attend school.
Profe. Nestor ran the Todos Santos Cultural Center for years. In 1999, the center moved to its current location on the corner of Juarez and Obregon streets. In 2002, the building was christened “Profe. Nestor Culutural Center” to acknowledge his devotion and hard work.
Poster Distributed At March 28, 2009 Ceremony Eulogizing Professor Nestor Agundez
Poem And Photo of Profe. Nestor At The Ceremony
Profe. Nestor's Casket Arrives
General View Of The Ceremony
I will hopefully have more info, some history and some photos tomorrow, but on Thursday, March 26, Profe. Nestor passed away. He was born in 1925 and was responsible for much of what makes Todos Santos comfortable today. He was instrumental in educating many of today’s residents, obtaining a local health facility (Centro de Salud), constructing the theater Marques de Leon and in bringing a cultural center (Centro Cultural) to Todos Santos. He was a poet, educator and above all, a man of peace. He was always promoting peace on earth through his venues at Centro Cultural.
His kind spirit will be sorely missed in Todos Santos, in Baja California Sur, in Mexico and in the world. Vaya con dios Profe.
I have just posted the April issue of El Calendario online. Yes, I know, I have not posted to the blog for far too long. That will change, believe me. Just click on the cover below to go the http://www.elcalendariodetodossantos.com:
El Calendario de Todos Santos April 2009 Cover