Latino DC History Project

The Latino DC History Project is a multi-year initiative to document, preserve, and share the stories of Latino/as in the institutions, culture, economy and daily life of the nation's capital. This project has roots in prior Smithsonian research on Washington’s local Latino community conducted by the Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and the Anacostia Community Museum, and is also connected to an ongoing Smithsonian research initiative on immigration and migration. The Latino DC History Project is a collaborative effort that is developing a series of neighborhood-based exhibits, displays, and place markers which connects local stories with national politics and global history. The project’s public program series began in 2010, and has engaged artists, scholars, youth, educators, and families in documenting and interpreting our local stories.