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.

2017 Event Highlights


September 13

Eva Ybarra, the “Queen of the Accordion,” and Her Band
Eva Ybarra is one of only a few professional women accordionists in conjunto music. She has specialized in writing and composing original conjunto music while also exploring non-standard chord progressions, advancing the art form's evolution.

(Library of Congress)

Award Ceremony

September 22

2017 Américas Award Ceremony
The Américas Award, which the LC presents in collaboration with the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos on the United States.

(Library of Congress)

National Zoo

September 24

ZooFiesta: Un día de diversión animal para toda la familia
This full day of family fun includes live music, authentic gourmet cuisine, and educational activities focused on conservation in Central and South America. Featured animals from Latin America include Andean bears, two-toed sloths, giant anteaters, golden lion tamarins, and Panamanian golden frogs.

(Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Kids & Families

October 7

Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Smithsonian American Art Museum! Dance in the courtyard, create colorful crafts, and participate in a museum-wide scavenger hunt!

(Smithsonian Institution)


October 11

Francisco de Miranda and the United States
Art historian Claudia Isabel Navas will deliver the lecture focusing on the Venezuelan revolutionary and his involvement in the United States Battle of Pensacola of 1872.

(Library of Congress)

Brought to you by:

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