If you're a mom like me, odds are that between Hispanic Heritage, Halloween, Harvest and Autumn, you've been jam packed with things to do. Hispanic Heritage Month is coming to an end and don't feel guilty if you didn't get a chance to "celebrate" your Hispanidad. Even though there is technically a week left, let's see what you can still do and continue to do beyond October, because let's face it, as Latinos we need to celebrate our cultura everyday! Whether it's by hablando Español, cooking with our Latino sabores, listening to música that touches our hearts, or sharing our stories of our ancestors, with simple habits you can celebrate your Hispanidad well beyond 1 month.
What's left to do?
We've added more celebrations and events to our Events Page. See what's happening in your barrio this week!
Beyond Hispanic Heritage Month
Moving beyond October 15th, there are many permanent institutions, cultural sights, and organizations that celebrate Latinx and Hispanic history. Well worth seeing these in your state or when you are traveling with the kids to get them interested in nuestra cultura. We scoured the net and our resources to provide you a list:
New York, NY.
The Hispanic Society of America Complex reflects a very important change in attitudes and understanding of Hispanic culture and Hispanic-American history in the United States.
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is a New York-based organization dedicated to celebrating Mexican culture and promoting the understanding of Mexican traditions through Mexicanidad, an arts, culture and humanities program.
Provides Latino life, culture, and dining guide.
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture is a museum in Chicago dedicated to interpreting the arts and culture of the Puerto Rican people and of the Puerto Ricans in Chicago.
South Omaha, Nebraska
El Museo Latino is a museum featuring Latino and Hispanic art and history. In conjunction to the exhibits, El Museo Latino develops educational programs that include lectures, slide presentations, films, art classes, workshops, demonstrations, art history classes, gallery talks, guided visits, and dance classes. Some of the programs are age specific for K-12, some for post secondary students, and others are for an adult audience. In addition, El Museo Latino is a resource and a center for Latino studies in the Midwest.
Founded in 1973, is a non-profit visual arts center in Washington D.C. It is the second oldest Latino multicultural museum in the United States.
Art Museum of the Americas is the oldest museum of modern and contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art in the United States. It is part of the Organization of American States (OAS), an international public organization whose aim is to promote democracy, peace, justice, and solidarity among its 35 member countries.
"We celebrate Latino culture, spirit, and achievement in America. By facilitating the development of exhibitions, research, collections, and educational programs at the Smithsonian and its affiliated organizations, the Center turns a powerful spotlight on Latino heritage and culture in our country."
Website with latest on D.C Latino arts and culture.
St. Augustine, FL.
The Castillo de San Marcos was a post of the Spanish Empire guarding St. Augustine, the first permanent European settlement in the continental United States.The Spanish remained in power in Florida until the area was purchased by the United States in 1821. Called Fort Marion at this time, the Castillo was used by the U.S. army until 1899. The Castillo was made a national monument in 1924.
Coastal Florida was a major field of conflict as European nations fought for control in the New World. As part of this struggle, Fort Matanzas guarded St. Augustine’s southern river approach. The colonial wars are over, but the monument is still protecting—not just the historic fort, but also the wild barrier island and the plants and animals who survive there amidst a sea of modern development.
Gary Nader fine art has become much more than just a gallery; it’s one of the most important fine art gallery and the largest gallery in the world with 55,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space with three components: Gary Nader Private Collection, the Exhibition Gallery and the Sculpture Park. Situated in the heart of Wynwood, the new and renovated art district of Miami, it presents an extensive number of solo and group exhibitions, showcasing a major selection of works by well-‐known Modern and Contemporary artists. Gary Nadar is also in the works of building the largest Latino and Hispanic Art museum in the country, The Nader Latin American Art Museum (NaderLAAM) and its inaugural collection of the most important modern and contemporary works from Latin America, the Caribbean and the diaspora will introduce Gary Nader’s vision for a dynamic cultural center in United States.
The 17 story Maimi Freedom Tower was built in 1925 and it served as the headquarters and pringtin office of the Miami Daily News and Metropolis until 1957. Between 1962 and 1974 the building was used an immigration station for refugees from Cuba. The tower was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places on September 10, 1979.
Key West, FL.
The rich cultural heritage of the Dry Tortugas all begins with its location 70 miles west of Key West, Florida. The seven keys (Garden, Loggerhead, Bush, Long, East, Hospital, and Middle) collectively known as the Dry Tortugas, are situated on the edge of the main shipping channel between the Gulf of Mexico, the western Caribbean, and the Atlantic Ocean. The strategic location of the Dry Tortugas brought a large number of vessels through its surrounding waters as they connect the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Early on, the shipping channel was used among Spanish explorers and merchants traveling along the Gulf Coast.
A Multidisciplinary arts center and regional catalyst for the preservation, development, and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture.
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) is dedicated to the preservation, creation, presentation, and promotion of the cultural arts of Mexican Americans and other Latino cultures.
Mexic-Arte is a fine arts museum in Austin, Texas. The Mission of the organization is to enrich and educate the community through the presentation and promotion of traditional and contemporary Mexicano Latino, and Latino art and culture.
Corpus Christi, TX.
The purpose of the organization is to promote a better understanding of the diverse cultures represented in our community through programs which include art exhibits, folkloric displays, English and Spanish recitals, cultural celebrations and fund-raising activities which foster an atmosphere of good will and friendship.
San Antonio, TX.
Centro de Artes is a two-story exhibit space located in the heart of downtown San Antonio’s Zona Cultural. The space is dedicated to telling the story of the Latino experience with a focus on South Texas through San Antonio and regional art, history and culture, and showcasing Latino artists and Latino-themed artworks.
Website featuring arts, events, & food and drink.
Museo de Las Americas is a fine museum in Denver, Colorado. It is dedicated to educating the community through collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the diverse arts and cultures of the Americas from ancient to contemporary, through innovative exhibitions and programs.
Website featuring events, entertainment and dining.
Taos, New Mexico
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to preserving, promoting and advancing Hispanic culture arts and humanities.
Santa Fe, NM.
The mission of El Rancho de las Golondrinas is to inspire learning and preserve the legacy of the land through encounters with the traditions and culture of New Mexico’s Hispano past.
Santa Barbara, CA.
La Casa de la Raza Cesar E. Chavez Center was founded in 1971 to provide a non-profit community center on the Eastside of Santa Barbara. The mission of La Casa de la Raza is to develop and empower the Latino community by affirming and preserving the Latino cultural heritage, providing an umbrella for services and by advocating for participation in the larger community.
Long Beach, CA.
The Museum of Latin American Art educates the public through the collection, preservation, presentation and interpretation of modern and contemporary Latin American art in order to promote cross-cultural dialogue.
San Francisco, CA.
The soul and spirit of the arts and cultures of Mexico and the Americas are fundamentally linked. Through its programs, The Mexican Museum voices the complexity and richness of Latino art throughout the Americas, encouraging dialogue among the broadest public.
Website Latino voices, lives, and souls.
As the Latino and Hispanic population continues to grow so will the desire to preserve our culture and celebrate our history. Look for cultural organizations and groups in your neighborhood or city to join.
Want to be added to our List?
If you have a permanent Latino or Hispanic cultural organization or institution and want to be added to our list please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For temporary exhibits or events please ask to be added to our Events page.