The Smithsonian Latino Center was created in 1997 to promote Latino presence within the Smithsonian. The Center is not represented in one physical location; rather, it works collaboratively with the Institution’s museums and research centers, ensuring that the contributions of the Latino community in the arts, history, national culture and scientific achievement are explored, presented, celebrated and preserved. The center supports scholarly research, exhibitions, public and educational programs, web-based content and virtual platforms, and collections and archives. The Smithsonian Latino Center also manages leadership and professional development programs for Latino youth, emerging scholars and museum professionals.

What you’ll find

  • Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum and a corresponding bilingual Teacher Tool Kit.
  • Education on bilingual resources, resources for families (Hispanic Heritage Days-includes heritage videos), and information about various development programs.
  • Resources, including a list of internal Smithsonian resources, a list of external resources, and links to other online Latino/a resources.
  • Public Programs, featuring a recorded event from December 2014 on the Deaf Latino Experience, as well other Latino Center Webcasts.
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