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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

History of Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year September 15th through October 15th marks National Hispanic Heritage Month. During this celebratory month, we honor the stories, cultures, and contributions of those of Central and South American, Mexican, Spanish, and Caribbean ancestry. President Lyndon B. Johnson first introduced the observation of Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, and it was later expanded to a month long celebration in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan.

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Hispanic Heritage Month - Places to Visit

Chicano Resource Center
54837 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 264-0155

LACMA Latin American Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6010

La Casa de la Raza, Cesar E. Chavez Center
601 E. Montecito
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 956-8581

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(888) 488-8083

Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-1689