Auraria Casa Mayan Heritage
Gregorio Alcaro and Trini H. Gonzalez are Co-Founders of Auraria Casa Mayan Heritage since 2006. We are a organization designed to build cross cultural and community collaborations by examining the origins of Denver and the rich diversity of cultures since its inception.
Our vision aspires to increase community awareness of Auraria’s rich cultural heritage and the contributions that were made by the area’s early Latino population, as well as, other ethnic groups that resided and contributed to this community. Our organization is committed to “Making History Relevant" for Colorado’s community.
The mission of Auraria Casa Mayan Heritage is to make history relevant by preserving Colorado’s Auraria legacy through educational tours, historical research, diverse workshops, and multi-media events.
In the 1930s Ramon and Carolina Gonzalez purchased 1020 9th Street. It was later transformed into the Casa Mayan – a restaurant known for spreading a rich and notable cultural presence in the area. As descendants of the Gonzalez family, we celebrate the former Casa Mayan, now the Ninth Street Historic Park, located on the tri-institution of the Auraria Campus. The Gonzalez family was among the many Latino families who lived in Auraria until 1973. Our non-profit organization seeks to celebrate through the arts of the Latino community, known as “Displaced Aurarians.” They contributed to the cultural fabric and economic development of this state. Our foresight is to provide opportunities for entrepreneurial growth, educational advancement, and cultural enrichment for future generations in Colorado.
Trini H. Gonzalez ~ Gregorio Alcaro 303 477-9220 • firstname.lastname@example.org
~ ACMH IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZED AS TAX-EXEMPT UNDER INTERNAL REVENUE CODE SECTION 501(C) (3) ~