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.
Leo Carrillo, actor and
Photo courtesy of
Carrillo Ranch Archives, Carlsbad, CA
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:
La Lomita Chapel in La Lomita Historic District
Courtesy of the City of Mission in our online travel itinerary--South and West Texas
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
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!
Edificios En San Juan
Learn about these modern apartment buildings in San Juan's neighborhoods.
Rancho De Los Kiotes
Visit Rancho De Los Kiotes, home of Leo Carillo--actor, preservationist and philanthropist, in Carlsbad, California.
|| San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, this year's featured National Park
National Park Service photo
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Presidential Proclamation: Hispanic Heritiage Month 2005
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
A highlight of the National Park Service's on-going efforts to
reflect the diversity of American culture.
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.
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.
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 80,000 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 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 and 2000.
Edificios En San Juan | Rancho De Los Kiotes | San Antonio Missions
Hispanic Heritage Home | NR