Antonito youth taking part in the memory project.

Museum of Memory

Antonito Youth Memory Project

The Antonito Youth Memory project is a collaboration between History Colorado's Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center, Antonito Together, and South Conejos School District to support the mission of Antonito Together to “bring health equity to the Antonito community through cultural cohesion/involvement and economic development.”

The project is a youth-centered, community-based public history and storytelling program intended for Antonito-area youth to actively engage in local history and culture as a pathway for youth leadership, civic engagement, and community cohesion.

Antonito youth in conversation with community elders.

Conversation with elders from the village of San Francisco, Jose and Junita Martinez, heirs to the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant. La Sierra exhibit, Cloyde Snook Gallery, Adams State University. 2/06/2020

Eric Carpio

As part of this memory project, youth from Antonito engaged with fellow community members to collect oral histories and stories about the history and experiences of their community. These stories were then compiled with youth reflections into a short documentary to share with the community.

Youth Poetry

Listen to the poems of two youth community members reflecting on their experiences in the Antonito community. Thank you to Albuquerque Poet Laureates Jessica Helen Lopez and Manuel González for guiding the process. 

Kylee Cisneros-Gomez

Shanell Lujan

Explore more about this project in History Colorado's online collection.

Search for this project with object ID: 2021.13.4.1 - .10