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Latino-American History now at the Smithsonian


“Latino history is American history, and we have a responsibility to reflect the stories and experiences of Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. today,”

~Eduardo Díaz, the director of the Smithsonian Latino Center

Starting now through October 2019 the New York Smithsonian Institute have added a gallery exhibition that dedicates the “Taino Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean”.

Thank you to the Molina Family who made this possible by donating $10 million in honor of their late father Dr. C. David Molina.

It truly is amazing to the Latino community that they now can experience this amazing display of Hispanic American history, whereas something like this could only be experienced if you visited the island in person. What’s even better is that a 4,500 sq. Molina Family Latino Gallery is to open in 2021, and with it will be interactive multimedia activities, artifacts, and first-person narratives. It will allow you to explore further into the Latin American Culture in North America.

You can read more about this great exhibit by reading The New York Times article here.