WHP, in collaboration with Jonathon Richter, Director of the Center for Learning in Virtual Environments, UO, won a contest in 2010 run by the New Media Consortium for a free island in Second Life for six months. Our aim was to launch an experiment in the creation of a virtual learning environment, “Virtual_Oaxaca,” where teachers in our NEH Summer Institute could place curricular materials and hold learning events. The National Endowment for the Humanities added $10,000 in a Supplement grant to our institute, and Professor Gabriela Martínez, a documentary filmmaker and professor in the School of Journalism and Communications, came on board with some additional funds from her school. Jonathon recruited additional partners, such as Cathy Arreguín, a pioneer in using Second Life for educational purposes, and Melissa Carrillo of the Latino Virtual Museum at the Smithsonian. We soon hope to unveil the progress we are making in creating a virtual representation of Oaxaca, the city and some of the surrounding archaeological sites and arts communities. But below we will share glimpses of some of the wonderful elements we have assembled so far!