September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

2016 Event Highlights


September 16

Sounds of a Spanish Guitar
Spanish guitar recital by Maestro Francesc de Paula Soler commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of author Miguel de Cervantes.

(Library of Congress)


September 16-18

Maya Creativity and Cultural Milieu
This weekend-long celebration of Mayan culture will feature hands-on activities, traditional textile demonstrations and the screening of several short films.

(National Museum of the American Indian – Washington, DC)


September 17

Latinidad: Looking Into Latina Women’s American Experience
This all-day festival will showcase how Latina women have contributed to American history. It will include Latin hip-hop DJs, hip-hop dance instructions, hands-on activities and a Cuban cooking demonstration and book signing by chef Ana Sofia Pelaez.

(National Museum of American History – Washington, DC)

Book Talk

September 23

The Secret of Artemis and Other Stories
Gerardo Piña Rosales, literary critic and director of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language, discusses his book “El secreto de Artemisa y otras historias.”

(Library of Congress)

Book Talk

October 13

Queer Iberia: Sexualities, Cultures, and Crossings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
A conversation with Prof. Gregory S. Hutcheson (University of Louisville) and Prof. Josiah Blackmore (Harvard) about their book.

(Library of Congress)

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National Gallery of Art Library of Congress Smithsonian Institution National Archives United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Park Service National Endowment for the Humanities