Skip to Main Content

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Featured

Celebrate and honor Hispanic Americans and their contributions to the United States. National Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 to October 15. Learn more about the history, culture, and literature by viewing the tabs below.

¡Si, Se Puede!

The Cesar Chavez National Monument in Keene, CA was donated by the Cesar Chavez Foundation.  Click here for a virtual tour.

Searchable Spanish Mission records

Look up information on people, tribes or events using the Mission 2000 database of searchable Spanish colonial records.


Highlights the Hispanic imprint on the built environment of the United States. This effort by the National Park Service and partners aims to increase the awareness of the historic places associated with the nation’s cultural and ethnic groups that are identified,
documented, recognized, and interpreted. These constitute the foundation for Hispanic Reflections. Many of the examples are drawn from National Park Service cultural resources programs in partnership with other government agencies and private organizations.

Theme Study

Visit the Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education's webpage Telling All Americans' Stories: Publications on Diverse and Inclusive History for American Latino Heritage Theme Study, which includes the following areas of study:
  • Making a Nation, this first section discusses US nation building - both physically and intellectually - from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
  • Making a Life looks at the ways Latinos have created their religious, artistic, recreational, and culinary lives in the United States.
  • Making a Living highlights the role of Latinos in fostering and sustaining American economic life.
  • Making a Democracy discusses the stories and struggles for equality in all aspects of American society.

Some examples are listed:

A Panorama of Latino Arts by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Entrepreneurs from the Beginning: Latino Business & Commerce since the 16th Century by Geraldo L. Cadava 

Demanding their Rights: The Latino Struggle for Educational Access and Equity by Victoria-María MacDonald 

The Latino Crucible: Its Origins in 19th-Century Wars, Revolutions, and Empire by Ramón A. Gutiérrez