The San Luis Valley is widely known for its collaborative partnerships. The beautiful new interpretive signs in the Rio Grande Natural Area (RGNA) at the Hwy 142 bridge are a prime example of public and private entities working together to achieve good outcomes for our communities and visitors alike. The Read more
The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) presented two students with History Fair Scholarships. SdCNHA provides annual scholarships to students who participate and compete in the Regional History Fair, with projects based on this year’s theme “Communication in History” that involve local history, culture, or traditions. The Regional History Read more
The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is pleased to announce our 2022 grant application cycle is now open. Grants awarded from SdCNHA are intended to encourage local cultural and historic heritage preservation activities, educational programs and support Heritage Tourism within the heritage area. Our past grantees have used Read more
The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is seeking to fill three volunteer board member positions from residents in Costilla County and Conejos County. If you enjoy cultural preservation, heritage tourism, and historical work, then come and thrive in our friendly and collaborative environment. The Sangre de Cristo National Read more
Fred Warshauer was born in Posen, Germany in 1859, he lived in poverty until he came to the United States and settled in Conejos County in 1879. When he settled in the United States he hardly knew any English. He was employed by a local mercantile, where he learned English Read more
Located in the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area along the western boundary of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve...