...will collect documentation from Santa Fe's Post-WWII history and present the material through a city-wide, interactive, and mobile museum of “historical hotspots.”
...Its founding history, wild west narrative, turn-of-the-century boom, and atomic involvement are all preserved and presented as part of Santa Fe's identity.
However, a key era of Santa Fe's past is missing, what we are calling the “Post-WWII Era,” roughly spanning from 1950 to 1985.
...are held in the memories of a generation passing away, and with them also passes the image of what Santa Fe used to be. Right now is the perfect time for this project.
To many local Santa Fe residents and multi-generational families, this Post-WWII era is filled with rich, unique, and often times unbelievable stories that ultimately gave Santa Fe the name “The City Different.”
We want to share these stories.Tell Your Story
Santa Fe Stories Project will create an immediate connection to Santa Fe’s recent past by allowing users to experience site-specific history. 1000 markers will be tagged around the city, each with its own set of documentation for that specific place, allowing users to learn how Santa Fe evolved into what it is today.Tell Your Story
The entire project will be accessible by the general public at no charge, and thus the project will have to be funded by local individuals, local businesses and foundations who are passionate about preserving and sharing this unique era of Santa Fe’s history.
All sponsorship of this project is tax-deductible. Santa Fe Stories Project is non-profit project for the community of Santa Fe.
Santa Fe Stories is collecting stories and images from Santa Fe's recent past, the years from 1950 to 1985.
Do you have a memorable story about a person, place, or event? Do you have pictures of Santa Fe that we may use in this project?
If so, fill out the form at right, and we will contact you to follow up on the details we need to include your story in the project.
Between now and June, Santa Fe Stories Project will be collecting historical documentation from Santa Fe’s Post-WWII era. To add to our map, please consider submitting your stories, images, and documents today! And if you are feeling really generous, donate to help us reach our funding goal!
We’re happy to announce the launch of the Santa Fe Stories Project at our new home on the web, santafestories.org. Keep checking back for exciting updates, including the launch of our Kickstarter project.
The pins below represent stories already submitted. Submit yours and see it show up on the map.