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Hispanic Heritage Month just wrapped up, and as always, showcased the history and accomplishments of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. Today we’re highlighting two rising Latino scholars who spent the summer working with us on some important projects. Thanks to the National Trust’s partnership with the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC), we were able to help empower the scholars to become leaders in the interpretation of Latino art, culture, and history.
One scholar is Ivel Gontan, a Cuban-American with a Master’s of Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University. This summer, she worked on a community engagement plan for the three National Trust Historic Sites in Washington, D.C.
Our other scholar, David McCormick, is proud of his Peruvian and Guatemalan roots, and also quite passionate about his career as an archaeologist. He gave us his perspective on his experience at the National Trust and about reaching out to diverse audiences.
I had the chance to interview Ivel and David and learn more about their passion to engage the Latino community in the conversation about preservation.... Read More →
As the country celebrated the historic March on Washington yesterday and its significance for the civil rights movement, we at the National Trust took the opportunity to ask people along the March route about places that inspire them and represent important connections to their heritage.
The answers we received reflected the diversity and history of our country, from the Statue of Liberty to a Latino neighborhood in New Mexico. People were full of hope and eager to keep their pasts -- both personal and shared -- alive.
This summer, you don't need to seek something exotic and adventurous abroad. The U.S. has plenty of adventures close at hand, from the storied Boston Harbor to a historic village in Ohio to the bridges of Yosemite Valley.
Just as with the places we recommended for spring break travel, the sites we’ve selected for your summer travel pleasure tell a unique story about our American history. Unfortunately, these places are also threatened by neglect, insufficient funds, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy, but your enthusiasm about discovering them can inspire more people to visit and preserve them as well.
Yes, simply experiencing these places firsthand can have a lasting positive impact. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get out of here!
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