Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15
1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim a week in
September as National Hispanic Heritage Week. The observance was expanded in 1988
to a month long celebration (Sept. 15-Oct. 15). During this month,
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, you can visit www.cr.nps.gov/nr/feature/hispanic for a listing of National Parks that deal directly with the ingenuity, creativity, cultural, and political experiences of Hispanic Americans. Join the National Park Service in recognizing and exploring the achievements of a people that have contributed so much to American culture. WATCH FOR UPDATES……..
HISPANIC HERITAGE EVENTS AT THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
September 15-October 15
Smithsonian Institution, various museums
In honor of our nation's rich and diverse cultural heritage, the Smithsonian celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with performances, exhibitions, lectures, family programs and films. All programs are free, unless otherwise noted. Some may require reservations. For further information call 202-357-2700.
11:00 a.m., Monday, October 10
This year we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the dedication of the Columbus Memorial Statue. The monumental statue was dedicated June 8, 1912. The National Columbus Celebration Association and the National Park Service invite you to participate in the Columbus Day Ceremony. The official national ceremony celebrates the achievements of the great explorer. Columbus Day is always celebrated the 2nd Monday in October. Stay tune for updates. For information call 202-619-7222.
below are the monuments and memorials in our Nation's Capital under the
preservation and protection of the
Aritagas, José, 18th and
"The father of Uruguayan
"Hero and liberator of
Admiral David G.,
First generation Hispanic American who was the first admiral in
Military Governor of Louisiana by royal decree on July 10, 1776.
"The Mexican George Washington"
Martin, General Jose de,
Founder of Argentine independence
United Spanish War Veterans Memorial,
"The Hiker" represents the Veterans of the Spanish-American War 1898-1902.
Hispanic related areas in the National Park Service
Hispanics have played a vital role in the events that led to the designation of these national treasures as sites in the National Park System. For brochures or information on the Hispanic related areas listed below, please contact the National Park Service Office of Public Inquiries at 202-208-4747 or visit our web site at www.nps.gov click on Visit your Parks.
Armistad National Recreation Area-
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument- St. Augustine, Fl.
Fort Point National Historic Site,
John Muir National Historic Site,
Palto Alto Battlefield National Historic
Point Reyes National Seashore,
Tumacacori National Historical Park- Tumacacori. Arizonia
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Remember to visit our web site at www.cr.nps.gov/nr/feature/hispanic and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the National Register of Historic Places.
Want to learn more about Hispanic heritage in our National Parks? Click on a National Park Units listed below.
To assists visitors in experiencing the nation’s Hispanic heritage that is preserved and interpreted throughout the National Park Service, visitors can log onto www.nps.gov type in Hispanic Heritage Parks Home and access a special program, which is prepared in English and Spanish. The National Park Service is proud of the rich Hispanic heritage that exists in parks throughout our country.
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Calendar Editor-Toni Braxton