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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service


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National Register of Historic Places brochure en Español

September 15 - October 15

The National Register of Historic Places is pleased to help foster the general public's awareness, understanding, and appreciation for Hispanic culture during National Hispanic Heritage Month. As part of the celebration, this site highlights various publications, properties listed in the National Register, and National Parks that deal directly with the ingenuity, creativity, cultural, and political experiences of Hispanic Americans. Join the National Register of Historic Places in recognizing and exploring the achievements of a people that have contributed so much to American culture.


 



San Germán Historic District is featured in our latest online travel itinerary--Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Publications

National Register Travel Itineraries

In Print and Online
Itineraries are self-guided tours to National Parks and other historic places. Each includes detailed maps, tourist information, location information, and color photographs. Five of the earliest itineraries highlighted Hispanic American historic places, which are now also available online. Travel virtually to:

Teaching with Historic Places
This program offers a series of lesson plans that use places listed in the National Register to examine subjects that are part of history and social studies curricula. Included among the many lessons now available on-line are nine that focus on Hispanic History:


El Registro Nacional de Lugares Historicos
The Spanish Version of our new brochure is available online and in print--a comprehensive look at all of the National Register's activities from the effects of listing to our educational outreach programs. Its the National Register from A to Z--en Español!

Featured Historic Properties

[photo] Guadalupe Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Photo courtesy of Guadalupe Center

Guadalupe Center
Learn about the successful settlement house and social center that served Kansas City, Missouri's Hispanic population.

Trujillo Homestead
Meet the Trujillo family, first generation Hispanic-American ranchers in Alamosa County, Colorado.

 

History in the Parks



[photo] Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, this year's featured National Park
National Park Service photo

Featured
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

 


Cultural Resources Management (now CRM Journal)
"CRM" is the flagship publication of the NPS Cultural Resources Programs and contains articles on the full range of cultural resources management and preservation topics. The following issues deal directly with questions regarding Hispanic cultural resources. Search the CRM Issue Archives, then search by specific title:

  • Hispanic History in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Exploring Hispanic History and Culture--A Dynamic Field

Diversity in the National Park Service
A highlight of the National Park Service's on-going efforts to reflect the diversity of American culture.

Library of Congress: Built in America (HABS/HAER)
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the United States through a comprehensive range of building types and engineering technologies, including sites related to Hispanic history and culture. Searches on keywords like "Spanish," "missions," or "Spanish forts" will provide information on an array of associated sites. Most of the site records have publication-quality drawings, photographs and historical data.

Spanish Colonial Research Center
As a way of recognizing our Spanish colonial past in the United States and in commemoration of the Columbus Quincentennial in 1992, the National Park Service established the Spanish Colonial Research Center in partnership with the University of New Mexico. The center's primary purpose is serving research needs by providing a computerized data base from Spanish colonial documents. More than 85,000 pages of microfilmed Spanish colonial documents and approximately 4,500 maps, architectural plans, and sketches of North America have been accumulated.

HispanicHeritage.com
This Tuscon-based website contains a wide variety of information for English-speaking Hispanic-Americans.

National Register Information System
Since its inception in 1966, nearly 78,000 properties have been listed in the National Register. Together these files hold information on more than 1.2 million individual resources--buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects--and therefore provide a link to the country's heritage at the national, State, and local levels. Search by name, location, agency, or historic contexts to locate National Register properties associated with Hispanic history.

Past Hispanic Heritage Month Features
For more information about other Hispanic properties listed in the National Register, please visit our past features from 2003, 2002, 2001 and 2000.


Guadalupe Center | Trujillo Homestead | Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
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