September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American 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.

2019 Event Highlights


September 14

Hispanic Heritage Month Concert: New Inca Son
Acclaimed throughout the world for their performances of traditional Andean melodies and dances, the musicians of New Inca Son are committed to cultivating understanding and appreciation of Indigenous cultures, especially among children and young people

(National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution)

Book Talk

September 24

National Book Festival Presents Edwidge Danticat
Edwidge Danticat, a prominent Haitian-American writer, discusses her new book, “Everything Inside: Stories.”

(Library of Congress)

Special Event

September 27

Américas Award Ceremony Workshop
Following the annual awards ceremony celebrating Américas Award nominees, author/artist Duncan Tonatiuh, the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), the Learning and Innovation Office, and the Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress offer a hands-on workshop inspired by Tonatiuh’s award winning codex: Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight.

(Library of Congress)

Kids & Families Event

September 28

¡Muévete! Hispanic Heritage Month Community Day
Join the National Portrait Gallery for a festival of rhythms, dance, music and more in this bilingual celebration. Create art inspired by Latinx artists, learn to draw the human figure in motion and move your body during performances and workshops with the Washington Ballet and the Discovery Theater.

(National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)


October 5

Latinx Culture Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Join us in the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. During this event, we will improve and create Wikipedia articles related to Latinx Heritage, including Women Voting Rights, Latinx Authors, and Latinx history, among many other topics.

(Library of Congress)

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