There is something deeply intimate about yearbooks. Filled with professions of eternal love and friendship, inside jokes and the youthful signatures of our classmates, each copy is an intense snapshot of a very particular time and and a very particular place. But, what each year’s edition has in common, beneath the personalized messages from ones friends and classmates, is a record of community.
This is the first in a series of posts highlighting regional archives, the role they play in conserving our heritage and tips on how to navigate them.
Every village has a remarkable story and Las Trampas, named for the River of Traps that flows through it, is no different. This village in northern New Mexico was settled in 1751 and holds the legacy of the remarkable families that gathered ground, tilled it and through the centuries made community. These families had come from Santa Fe, but at least one of their progenitors had himself carried an older origin story, one that reflected a journey of thousands of…
In the middle of summer 2018, when the land was bone dry and we dreamed of summer storms, the “Gathering Memory: Object, Photos, and Story Community Workshop” was held at the Questa VFW Hall. via Gathering Thoughts after Gathering Memories — Questa Stories