Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino

Press Releases

Sep 15, 2016

Campaign Launched to Pass the Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act and #BuildMuseumsNotWalls

The campaign officially launches on the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, five years after a national commission recommending building the museum

May 5, 2016

Friends of the American Latino Museum Announce 2016 Design Contest Winner

Adorable Monique of Naples, Fla., Voted Winner of the Fifth Annual Competition

Mar 7, 2016

Friends of the American Lation Museum Launches 5th Annual Design Contest

The Annual Celebration of the Latino Community's Artistic Talent Will Honor the 5th Anniversary of the National Museum of the American Latino Commission Report

Oct 23, 2015

American Latino Influencer Awards Honor National Leaders in San Antonio

San Antonio, a City Rich in U.S. Latino History, Host Awards Honoring Rosie, Joaquin & Julian Castro; Hope Andrade; Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar & Associates; and the Network for Young Artists

Jul 1, 2015

Friends of the American Latino Museum Joins Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery to Honor Dolores Huerta

July 1st event to feature remarks from the civil rights icon who is the first Latina and only second living person to be featured in the One life series

Apr 24, 2015

American Latino Museum Supporters Select Francisco Romero 2015 Nationwide Contest Winner

Thousands of Votes Cast in Closest to Date, Steve Alfaro Awarded Honorable Mention

Dec 8, 2014

Inaugural American Latino Influencer Awards Concludes National Series Honoring Three Miami Leaders in Arts, Public Service and Civic Leadership

Coca-Cola, AARP and Target Among Corporate Sponsors Celebrating Music Director and Conductor of the Miami Symphony Orchestra Eduardo Marturet, Director of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department Emilio Gonzalez, and Mayor of the City of Miami Tomás P. Regalado to be recognized

Oct 23, 2014

New York City Council Approves Resolution Urging Congress to Pass Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act

Historic Resolution Was Sponsored by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Passed Yesterday By Voice Vote

Aug 1, 2014

Friends of the American Latino Museum Announces Expansion of Board Leadership with Civil Rights, Private Sector, and Cultural Leaders

Five new board members added with the pivotal experience and influence needed to make a Smithsonian American Latino Museum a reality

Jul 29, 2014

Over 1,000 Americans at the Two Largest Latino Civil Rights Gatherings Call on Congress to Create a Smithsonian American Latino Museum

Over 1,000 Americans at the Two Largest Latino Civil Rights Gatherings Call on Congress to Create a Smithsonian American Latino Museum

Jul 17, 2014

Local Latino Elected Officials Call on Speaker Boehner

Local Latino Elected Officials Representing Almost 10 million Americans Call On Speaker Boehner to Support the Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act

Jul 11, 2014

American Latino Museum Supporters to Congress: “We’re Ready to Move In!” to the Arts & Industries Building

American Latino Museum Supporters to Congress: “We’re Ready to Move In!” to the Arts & Industries Building

May 29, 2014

American Latino Influencer Awards Honor NV Leaders for their Work in Promoting the Vital Role of Latinos in U.S. History and Today

American Latino Influencer Awards Honor NV Leaders for their Work in Promoting the Vital Role of Latinos in U.S. History and Today

May 27, 2014

U.S. Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller to Show Bipartisan Support at the Friends of the American Latino Museum American Latino Influencer Awards with Las Vegas Community and Cultural Leaders

Honorees include Tony Sanchez of NV Energy and Manuel J. Cortez-Nevada State Attorney General, Catherine Cortez Masto is receiving on his behalf

May 14, 2014

PUERTO RICAN COLLEGE STUDENT WINS 2014 NATIONAL AMERICAN LATINO MUSEUM DESIGN CONTEST

Third-Annual Contest Draws Thousands of Votes for Contestant Zuleyra Pérez of Moca, Puerto Rico

May 8, 2014

Former American Latino Museum Commissioners and FRIENDS Board Meet with Congressional Leadership, Call for Passage of Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act

Bipartisan Leaders Met With Museum Advocates, including Senator Harry Reid, Congressmen Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Apr 25, 2014

Friends of the American Latino Museum Announce Inaugural American Latino Influencer Awards in Houston

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Joins Celebration of Houston Leaders Committed to American Latino History, Arts and Culture

Apr 16, 2014

Friends of the American Latino Museum Announce 2014 Campaign Design Contest Finalists

Public Voting to Select This Year's Winner is Underway at AmericanLatinoMuseum.org

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