Two trail events this summer!

National Trails Day, Questa History Walk
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, 10:30am

Not all trails are in the woods! Join local historian Flavio Cisneros for a walk of the Questa History & Community Trail.  A 5000-year timeline highlights rare geologic features, Hispano and multi-cultural settlements, Native life and conflicts, frontier religious devotion, orchards and arts.  Discover a microcosm of northern New Mexico history on a .6m loop.

This inaugural walk is a chance for residents and visitors to offer feedback and questions about each topic highlighted, and each trail surface proposed.  This, prior to the final, permanent structures being built in 2019.

Meet at the plazuela at Questa’s traffic light, corner of hwy. 522 & 38.   FREE

Brought to you in part by: New Mexico Humanities Council, Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, and the National Park Service

Gathering Memory: Object, Photo and Story Workshop
Sunday, July 8th, 2018, 2pm

Former New Mexico State Historian, Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez will give a presentation on history and memory and lead the community though a memoir workshop. Participants are asked to arrive with: an object that holds a special memory about a person, event or place, a photograph that could be used to tell a story, and the name of one ancestor whose life holds special meaning.

VFW Hall, 1.6m north of the traffic light in Questa, on Highway 522.  FREE

Brought to you in part by: New Mexico Humanities Council, Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, and the National Park Service

 

February 27th, 2018 walking audit

We’d like to invite all to join us in Questa tomorrow, Tuesday, February 27th, from 12-3pm (at Rael’s Market and walking around the village).

The Questa History & Community Trail received a National Park Service Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program Grant. As part of their assistance, we’ll be hosting a walkability audit and open community meeting with our NPS mentor.

Our rough agenda:
12-1pm, welcome and overview of the project and goals
1-2pm, active and outdoors, walkability audit
2-3pm, return and review (reflect, report…)

Hope to see many folks there!