The Spanish Colonial adobe San Francisco de Asís Mission Church
is one of the best known churches in New Mexico, and featured
in our latest online travel itinerary--American
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
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.
Recently released- the Spanish
Version of our National Register of Historic Places brochure
The Spanish Version of our new brochure, El
Registro Nacional de Lugares Historicos, 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!
National Register Travel Itineraries
Travel to historic places that convey the rich cultural heritage
of our American Indian population with inspiring stories of their
perseverance across America.
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 eight that focus on Hispanic
St. Augustine Town Plan Historic District, Florida
Photograph courtesy of Florida Dept. of Commerce, Division
of Tourism; Robert M. Overton, photographer
Santa Barbara Presidio Historic District
Learn more about the presidio and pueblo of Santa Barbara, California
during the Spanish Colonial period.
St. Augustine Town Plan Historic District
Read more about St. Augustine, town plan of the oldest continuously
occupied European settlement in the United States.
San Juan National Historic Site, this year's featured National
National Park Service photo
Cultural Resources Management
"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
A highlight of the National Park Service's on-going efforts to
reflect the diversity of American culture.
This Tuscon-based website contains a wide variety of information
for English-speaking Hispanic-Americans.
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.
Register Information System
Since its inception in 1966, more than 76,000 properties have
been listed in the National Register. Together these files hold
information on more than one 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 theme 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 2002,
2001 and 2000.
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.
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