About Hispanic Heritage Month The Smithsonian Latino Center 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 Center 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Bilingual Resources The Smithsonian Latino Center’s bilingual materials are created to explore various approaches and to enhance the classroom learning experience. They are also excellent resources for parents and caregivers looking for at-home activities. Within each guide, we provide background information, activities, vocabulary, and additional resources. Learn More about Bilingual Resources Military History Latino Patriots in American Military History The Smithsonian Latino Center proudly created this publication, highlighting Latino contributions to our Nation’s military from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam. This publication is free and available for download off of our website. Learn More about Military History Online Exhibitions and Videos Latino DC: Local, National & Global Stories Come Together DC Latino Street Murals: A Virtual Tour Cerámica de los Ancestros - Central America's Past Revealed Other virtual exhibits Music Performances and Interviews with Artists and Smithsonian Curators 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 from the Smithsonian Latino Center. It features the inspiring stories of thirty Latina/o/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 Center 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.