3 students in conversation during an oral history workshop.

Museum of Memory

San Luis Youth Memory Project

The San Luis Youth Memory Project  is a collaboration between History Colorado’s Fort Garland Museum and youth from San Luis, in the San Luis Valley (Southern Colorado). As part of this project, members of Adelante San Luis Youth Advisory Council gathered the collective memory of the San Luis community through memory workshops and collecting oral histories. 

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

 

Header Image: Members of the Adelante San Luis Youth Advisory Council in an oral history training workshop, San Luis, Colorado.
Six people outside wearing masks taking part in oral history training.

Members of the Adelante San Luis Youth Advisory Council in an oral history training workshop, San Luis, Colorado.

History Colorado Staff

The oral histories and stories collected by these youth were ultimately compiled with images of the neighborhood as well as important community dates in order to produce a calendar that captures the essence of the community.

 

 

 

Calendar Preview

Board titled "Themes" with student ideas reading: Soul and beauty of land, grandmas, nature, food, smell, water, fresh air,  scenery, community, family, nature, culture, training, familia

Oral history workshop with the Adelante San Luis Youth Advisory Council in San Luis, Colorado. 

History Colorado Staff

Check back soon to access the full collection of oral histories.