Benita Rael – Grandfather’s Woven Rug

In this segment of in the Voices de Aquí series, Benita Rael shares her grandfather’s beautiful woven rug-blanket.

Benita shared this object story on July 8, 2018 at the Memory Gathering Event facilitated by Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez, at the Questa VFW. This collaborative event was hosted as part of the development of the Questa History Trail (a project of the Questa Creative Council); Questa Stories team supported the event hosting and was on scene recording stories and scanning photographs; the event was also part of an early stage of the Manitos Community Memory Project.

Huge thanks to our collaborators at Questa Farmers Market, Gaea McGahee and all the musicians at the market for allowing us to plug into their sound system to broadcast the Voices de Aquí weekly segments.

We are also grateful to our funders! Voices de Aquí is made possible by support from the LANL Foundation Community Outreach Grant, Chevron Grants for Good and Taos Community Foundation IMPACT Grant.

Bennie Gallegos on Chicos – Voices de Aquí

During the 2022 Questa Farmers Market season, we’re listening together to the voices of our neighbors. Every week we listen to a different short story from our community.

To kick off the “Voices de Aquí” series, we join Bennie Gallegos on his family farm in Questa, where he describes the cultivation of corn and processing of chicos.

Big thanks to our collaborators with Questa Farmers Market, Gaea McGahee and all the musicians at the market for allowing us to plug into their sound system to broadcast the Voices de Aquí weekly segments!

Gratitude to our funders! Voices de Aquí is supported by through LANL Foundation Community Outreach Grant, Chevron Grants for Good and Taos Community Foundation IMPACT Grant.