Santa Fe Public Library

Neighborhood Historians

The Neighborhood Historians Project addresses the imperative need for community-centered history-gathering, where the process is just as important as the content being recorded. Community members will train to use professional recording equipment, gather oral histories among their friends and family, edit their recordings into fluid storytelling, and archive their creations in a public digital repository hosted by the Santa Fe Public Library. In addition to documenting community memory, we hope to foster a sense of belonging and cultural ownership among Santa Feans, providing space for Santa Feans to tell their own stories on their own terms. Through community workshops, storybooths, and skills training, the Neighborhood Historians Project seeks to empower Santa Feans to become co-creators of a rich living history, encouraging community dialogue, healing, and the collective determination of where our story goes from here.


For more information contact:

Dylan Tenorio at or 505.980.6218

Esther Rydzik at or 505.955.6791

Lydia O’Reilly at or 505.955.4860

This program is made possible thanks to the Santa Fe Public Library, Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, Littleglobe,, National Endowment for the Arts, Santa Fe Arts & Culture Program, Manitos Community Memory Project, Capital High School, and the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

  • Main Library

    145 Washington Avenue
    (505) 955-6781

  • Oliver La Farge Branch

    1730 Llano Street
    (505) 955-4862

  • Southside Branch

    6599 Jaguar Drive
    (505) 955-2820