Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is a grant program funded and co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Libraries Association. The Nielsen Library was awarded this grant to develop a year of events celebrating regio
This program is designed for libraries, museums, community arts and cultural organizations, historical societies, public television station affiliates, state humanities councils and others that seek to facilitate informed discussion in their communities about Latino history and culture. This project features screenings and discussinos of the PBS documentary series Latino Americans.
The goals of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant are:
To bring scholarship on Latino American histories and cultures to new audiences;
To engage people in examining and documenting the histories of Latino Americans in their communities; and
To foster understanding of local histories in regional, national and international contexts.
The Nielsen Library has identified the following primary grant goals:
Engage the San Luis Valley community in learning more about their own Latino American history and culture;
Foster a deeper community understanding of how their culture and heritage has contributed to the fabric of American society;
Celebrate the achievements of notable San Luis Valley residents past and present.