Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

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Date: August 8, 2018
Contact: Lynn Cullivan, 415-561-7006

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with family-friendly Park Ranger programs. Discover stories of artists and explorers, and learn how Spanish, Mexican and Native American cultures interacted with each other.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 (see “Programs” below).

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

All programs listed below are free. If you wish to explore the rest of the park, standard ships admission fees apply: Adults, $15. Ages 15 and under (accompanied by an adult), free. Free with national park passes.


The Rise of Fascism and the Art of Resistance

10:30am, meets in the lobby of the Argonaut Hotel, 495 Jefferson St.
Learn how the Diego Rivera and Mexican mural movement shaped how art was presented in public spaces during an uncertain time in world history.

The Maritime Folklore of the Spanish Pacific

1:00pm, meets on Hyde Street Pier.
Hear a yarn and spin a yarn. Join a ranger to explore the folktales of the Spanish Pacific from Guam to the Philippines and from Argentina to the Two Californias. Don’t forget to bring a tale of your own to share!

Northbound: The Story of Cabrillo and His Venture into the Unknown of Alta California
3:00pm, meets on Hyde Street Pier.
In 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, a Spanish explorer, set sail from Baja California northbound to Alta California. He went further north than anyone before him, and though he would not return from this voyage, most of his men would. The discoveries they made were not only of new lands and people, but also of the extreme and threatening conditions that would challenge mariners sailing the West Coast for hundreds of years to come.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf, includes a fleet of historic ships, Visitor Center, Maritime Museum, Maritime Research Center, and the Aquatic Park Historic District. For more information, please call 415-447-5000 or visit nps.gov/safr, Twitter @SFMaritimeNPS, and Facebook @SanFranciscoMaritimeNHP. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers assisted listening services on request. Sign Language interpreter services need to be requested at least five days in advance. Contact Accessibility Coordinator/Chief of Interpretation for more information at 415-859-6797, ore-mail us

Last updated: August 8, 2018

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