Questa Stories

This project is a collection point and archive for local stories, oral histories, conversations, images and artifacts of, by and about the communities, peoples and places of North Central New Mexico. In 2018 we started conducting and recording interviews with locals. We also recorded stories and took images of artifacts and scans of photos shared by participants in a wonderful event, facilitated by Estevan Rael-Galvez on July 8, organized in partnership with the Questa History Trail. (We are processing the data from this event; look for upcoming postings on the website!) We have printed Fotohistorias - enlarged historical photos as “Pop-up” installations - and will place these around Questa; keep an eye out for them! In 2019, Questa Stories is honored to be partnering with “Manitos,” a larger, Mellon-funded project, serving several rural communities within Taos and Sandoval Counties, among which are Questa, Cerro, Costilla and Amalia.

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Men threshing wheat. Courtesy National Archives, photo no. 521836 Photographer: Irving Rusinow, Questa, NM circa 1941