Call for Recipes & Their Stories!

“It was very pleasant to savor its aroma, for smells have the power to evoke the past, bringing back sounds and even other smells that have no match in the present. -Tita”
― Laura Esquivel

Picture this:

It’s holiday season at Grandma’s house, the sun is shining bright, there’s a sweet aroma of tenderness in the air. What does that look like to you? What does that smell like to you? We want to hear about your Family Traditions and where they originated from.

We take great pride in representing our collective stories. Because we are a community driven and focused institution, we depend on you to contribute to our success. We are excited to begin this journey with you to add your family traditions to the community archive. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Community Curation Director, Claudia Espinosa, via email at Thank you for your interested in contributing your family history/tradition to the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum.


Contact Information

We will use this portion of the survey to collect sensitive information: We will not use this information for any other reason but for the sole purpose of this program. If you wish to not be contacted input, "Do not contact me," in the preferred method of contact portion.


Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
This is an alternate area where you can choose to upload documents, images, or voice memos of your family's stories.

Release Form

By signing your name on the short answer portion, you are giving SAAACAM rights to tell your story to the community. SAAACAM's mission is to collect, preserve, and share the African American heritage in the San Antonio region. With your consent, we will upload your information into our digital archive to use for future programs, research, exhibits, and materials to be used for the community. If you should have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Claudia Espinosa via email Thank you for your continued support of SAAACAM!