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Conejos Neighborhood Celebration

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
215 S. Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO
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Una Familia Grande: The Conejos Neighborhood Project

Children in Conejos Neighborhood Park

Artifacts, Photographs & Stories will put this once vibrant neighborhood back on the map. Through this community-based history project, neighbors will tell their own stories and visitors will gain insight into the Conejos Neighborhood’s unique community identity, history and culture.

Join us for the opening of this special exhibit and a family friendly celebration, featuring music, dance, traditional foods, crafts and more.




10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Explore the NEW exhibit Una Familia Grande: The Conejos Neighborhood Project
  • Family Friendly Craft – Paper Flower Making presented by the Girl Scouts of Colorado (Education Room)

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. & 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. (Main Lobby)

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. (Division 1 Courtroom) & 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. (Main Lobby)

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Henderson Gallery)

  • Enjoy light refreshments in our Henderson Gallery and purchase lunch at a food truck outside – featuring Mira Sol and Sapo Guapo Tacos (you’re welcome to bring food inside to enjoy in our lobby)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Division 1 Courtroom)

  • Former Conejos residents share stories about their community

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Chadbourn Church – 402 Conejos St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903)

  • Chadbourn Church Open House: Visit the historic church in the Conejos neighborhood and learn more about the community and its residents

About Ballet Folklórico de la Raza

Ballet Folklórico De La Raza is a non-profit 501(c) organization dedicated to bringing the beauty of Mexican folkloric dance and training to all cultures to the State of Colorado. They have been in Colorado Springs since 1994 and have multiple generations of dancers in their group. The group was founded by Connie Benavidez, with the intention of teaching local youths about the Mexican culture through folk dance and its history. She handmakes  and mends the traditional garments for the various regions that are performed. Ballet Folklórico De La Raza provides all lessons, appropriate dress attire and accessories. The director and instructors of the group have been contributing folkloric dance lessons and performances to the community all on a volunteer basis. They perform around the state at various parades, quinceañeras, weddings, local schools, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and the Colorado State Fair. In 2013, they were nominated to represent the State of Colorado and perform at the 57th Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C because of their dedication and sharing of the beautiful Mexican culture.

About Motivado

Motivado is an inspiring group of young, talented, next-generation musicians from across Colorado who perform covers and original music ranging from, Norteña, Conjunto, Tejano, Tex-Mex, and Country. Motivado delivers a new spin on old and new favorites. Expect nothing less than to dance your shoes off day or night when you listen to Grupo Motivado!





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