Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, postcard, Accession 02-155, Box 2, Folder - Brochures/Postcards: Hispanic Exhibitions/Events at the Smithsonian, c. 1988-1993.

ENCUENTROS performing at the National Museum of American History, postcard, 1999, Accession 02-155, Box 2, Folder - Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee, Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Struggle for Justice: A Tribute to Cesar Chavez at the National Museum of American History, flyer, 1993, Accession 02-155, Box 2, Folder - Brochures/Postcards: Hispanic Exhibitions/Events at the Smithsonian, c. 1988-1993.

Semillas de Cambio: 500 anos de encuentro e intercamio | Seeds of Change: 500 years of Encounter and Exchange, exhibition brochure, 1991, Accession 02-155, Box 2, Folder - Brochures/Postcards: Hispanic Exhibitions/Events at the Smithsonian, c. 1988-1993.

Latino Resources at the Smithsonian | Oportunidades para Latinos en el Smithsonian, brochure, Accession 02-155, Box 2, Folder - Latino Resources at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Week, brochure, 1988, Accession 02-155, Box 2, Folder - Brochures/Postcards: Hispanic Exhibitions/Events at the Smithsonian, c. 1988-1993.

"Woman and child aboard a train" (1946), by Jack Delano, "The Art of Jack Delano," exhibition postcard, 1998, Accession 02-155, Box 2, Folder - Brochures/Postcards: Hispanic Exhibitions/Events at the Smithsonian, c. 1988-1993.

This week starts the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15) and the Smithsonian is celebrating with a series of vibrant performances, lectures, exhibitions, family activities and tours at various museums around the Institution. September 15th is siginificant because it marks the anniversary of independence for the Latin American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatamala, Honduras and Nicaragua.  Also, Mexico and Chile celebrate their indepdence days on September 16 and 18, respectively.

The Smithsonian Collections Search Center has highlighted some sets of collections at the Smithsonian that document Latino and Mexican histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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