Nuestra Herencia: Hispanic Heritage in the Rocky Mountains

Nuestra Herencia: Hispanic Heritage in the Rocky Mountains

A celebration of Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month and Hispanic Heritage Month from the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office

3:30 pm - El Gran Pastor Taqueria will be on site from 3:30-6:30pm. Come grab some good food and enjoy the fiesta!

4:30pm - Folklórico dance performances by Las Angelitas Unidas y Los Rayos de Sol.

5:00pm - Lecture by Dr. Alison Krogel, "The Aspen Archives: Sheepherder Testimonies (1925-present)"

The Aspen Archives contextualizes the sociocultural, historical, and political references alluded to in an array of aspen arborglyph carvings documented in the Routt National Forest over the past fifty years and dating back to 1925.
Historical and contemporary photographs and maps, oral histories of sheepherders, ranchers, and artisanal wool processors, and multilingual narratives (Spanish-English-Quechua) detail the origins of sheepherding in Colorado and the American West. The talk will provide a context for understanding some of the long-standing links between sheep ranches in northwestern Colorado with herders from rural high country communities in northern New Mexico, Mexico, and Perú.

Alison Krögel

Alison Krögel is the curator of The Aspen Archives gallery and digital exhibits alongside serving as director of the project. She is a professor in the Department of Spanish at the University of Denver where she teaches courses focused on Quechua and Andean literatures and cultures, as well as introductory Runasimi (Quechua) language classes.

Check out the digital exhibit here: