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.


Museums and Cultural Centers

Chicano Resource Center

4837 E. 3rd St.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 857-6010


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


UCLA Latin American Institute


USC El Centro Chicano

Newspapers and Magazines


La Opinion

People in español

Websites and Other Resources

Google Latino Cultures in the US

National Hispanic Heritage Month


Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room


National Park Service: American Latino Heritage


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