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Photographic Exhibition: The Coquimbo Region Remembers

The traditions of the Coquimbo Region come to life in this exhibition through the photographs and recollections of its inhabitants.

 Exhibition includes 400 photographs donated by the community
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Exhibition completed.


With 400 photographs donated by the community accompanied by the testimonies of local inhabitants, the exhibition “Coquimbo Remembers. Stories and Images of our Memory”, traces the history of central-northern Chile’s Coquimbo Region in the words and through the experiences of the players.

The events and topics it covers include:

  • Agricultural reform of the late 1960s and early 1970s in Monte Patria
  • Traditional pampilla celebration of Chile’s Independence Day holidays 
  • Famous classic basketball match held in the town of Combarbalá 
  • Summer tourism in the Tongoy beach resort 
  • Gold washing in Andacollo
  • Rural work in Altovalsol 
  • Flooding of the town of Gualliguaica by the La Paloma reservoir
  • Growth of the San Juan sector of Coquimbo

The exhibition is a product of the Memorias del Siglo XX (Memories of the Twentieth Century) program for social participation in the recovery of memory. In this case, the activities included more than 72 community meetings held over a period of ten years in public libraries and museums in towns around the Coquimbo Region such as Altovalsol, Andacollo, Combarbalá, Monte Patria, San Juan, Tongoy and Vicuña as well as the city of Coquimbo itself. 

Presented by the National Cultural Heritage Service, the exhibition reflects the heritage of men and women of different ages whose voices are often absent from the great narratives of official history.