Fiestas in our Mountain Villages: Place-Based History by Children

Gutiérrez Hubbell House’s exhibit Fiestas in our Mountain Villages: Place-Based History by Children brings to life a 1955 community history project by students from East Mountains schools.

Through drawings, interviews, narrative, recipes, and more, students told the story of their own fiestas and dances, documenting their world from their own perspective. Today, this priceless document helps us travel back in time and shows us how our deepest traditions keep living, two generations later.

The exhibit is accompanied by artwork from South Valley students today. There is also an opportunity for local groups, schools, or clubs to participate in a future exhibit and book that will pick up the task of documenting our communities, almost 70 years later.

Join us for this special view into the joyous and sacred nature of our time together, seen through youth’s eyes. Fiestas in our Mountain Villages is on exhibit July 29 – September 24, 2022.

Submissions for the response exhibit will be accepted through summer 2023. Curricular support, in-school visits, and guided tours are available.

Open space and trails remain open from dawn to dusk daily.

PROGRAMS 

Exhibit Opening Reception

Friday, August 5 • 5-7 p.m. 

Join us for an opening reception of Fiestas in our Mountain Villages: Place-Based History by Children. 

 

Full program list coming soon!