The National Museum of the American Latino approved by Congress!

A bright light of good news in the final days of the very difficult year of 2020:  Congress approved funding for the new Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino.  The approval was part of the COVID-19 relief package that was passed on December 23, 2020.  I’m a big fan and founding member of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Before you rush off to visit, please note that the brick-and-mortar museum will probably take at least a decade to build.  Meanwhile, please visit your friendly, neighborhood Latinx Almanac for your daily snack of Latino culture and history.  You can download the free Latinx Almanac on Google Play and Apple App Store. For continued updates on the museum, visit the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino.