Our Heritage, American History
By now you probably know that, come this fall, you'll be able to tour the latest big addition to the city's stock, the Museum of the Bible. But there are nine more museums you may not have heard of which plan (or hope) to open in the capital soon.
Actress and activist Diane Guerrero joined lawmakers at the Capitol to help push the creation of a Latino Museum.
Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen introduced a bill on Friday that would establish a National Latino Museum on or near the National Mall in Washington D.C., a longtime goal for some members of Congress. The effort comes less than a year after the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened up near the Washington Monument after years of planning.
More than a dozen years after elected Latinos in Congress first started pushing for a museum on the National Mall celebrating Hispanic history and culture, they are rebooting the effort — with the help of some star power, Hollywood actress Diane Guererro.
Hispanic members of Congress on Thursday re-introduced a bicameral and bipartisan bill to create a national Smithsonian Museum of the American Latino.