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Hispanic Heritage Month Resources

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About Hispanic Heritage Month

The National Museum of the American Latino observes Hispanic Heritage Month between September 15 and October 15 each year to celebrate the Latino community. Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month traditions by reading our listicle Top Eight Reasons Why and How We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Guest Speakers

Due to high demand during Hispanic Heritage Month, the Latino Museum is unable to provide guest speakers or participate in external events. Please consider contacting the Latino Working Committee, the Latino Employee Resource Group at the Smithsonian, for potential leads at

Stories of Latino Achievement

Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement
This resource explores the diversity of the Latino experience in its portrayal of a group of extraordinary men and women and the stories they tell. Like the exhibition, this companion book combines personal narratives, portraits, and dichos, or traditional sayings, to provide an inspirational, illustrated anthology of Latino accomplishments across generations.

Visit the Our Journeys/Our Stories Learning Lab. 

Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States
Nuestra América is a fully illustrated anthology featuring the inspiring stories of thirty Latinas/os/xs. It celebrates their contributions to the United States. Many are towards the nation’s cultural, social, and political character.

Many of the stories in this book will be included in the Molina Family Latino Gallery. It is the first national gallery dedicated to Latina/o/xs at the Smithsonian. The Latino Museum leads this gallery project.

For more information on this book visit the Nuestra América page. 

For accompanying online resources featuring Smithsonian collections, visit the Nuestra América Learning Lab

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