A Latino History of the United States

National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Opening in 2022 – Indefinitely
First Floor East, Molina Family Latino Gallery

¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States tells U.S. history from the perspectives of the diverse Latinas and Latinos who lived it and live it today. This exhibition uncovers hidden and forgotten stories, connects visitors to Latino culture, and lays the foundation for understanding how Latinas and Latinos inform and shape U.S. history and culture. The intentional diversity of objects, images, and stories clarifies that Latinhood is a dynamic exchange between related but distinct communities under the Latino identity.

Organized by the Smithsonian Latino Center, the Molina Family Latino Gallery is a precursor to the National Museum of the American Latino and foreshadows what a Latino museum could embody.


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