Sec. Bunch Letter – Press Release

Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino Applaud the Bipartisan Effort of 24 United States Senators and Nearly 80 House Members Who Came Together to Urge Smithsonian Leadership to Build the Latino Museum on the National Mall —- WASHINGTON, D.C.— In two bipartisan letters sent Monday from 24 United States Senators and nearly 80 Members […]

Sec. Bunch Letter – House of Representatives

The following letter was sent to Sec. Bunch on Nov. 22nd on behalf of a bipartisan group of 82 Members of Congress. To read the original letter, click here. Lonnie G. Bunch III Secretary The Smithsonian Institution Dear Secretary Bunch: The 116th Congress saw the passage of the creation of two new Smithsonian Museums into […]

Sec. Bunch Letter – US Senate

The following letter was submitted to Sec. Lonnie Bunch on behalf of 24 Senators from both parties on November 22nd. To see the original letter, please click here. — Lonnie G. Bunch IIISecretaryThe Smithsonian Institution cc: Smithsonian Board of Regents Dear Secretary Bunch: The 116th Congress saw the passage of the creation of two new […]

Partnership with National Women’s History Museum Coalition

In the spirit of empowerment through collaboration, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino organization is proud to announce a new partnership with the National Women’s History Museum Coalition. The Coalition is composed of more than 60 national organizations, predominantly women’s groups, with educational, professional and/or service missions. These like-missioned organizations have demonstrated […]

Mariana Atencio

FNMAL Names Award-Winning Journalist Mariana Atencio, Founder of Golike Productions, as An Official Spokesperson and Media Partner WASHINGTON, D.C | Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (FRIENDS) is thrilled to announce the expansion of its relationship with award-winning journalist, author and entrepreneur Mariana Atencio as an official spokesperson of the organization to advocate alongside FRIENDS […]

Friends Of The National Museum Of The American Latino Welcomes Announcement Of  Inaugural Smithsonian American Latino Museum Board Of Trustees

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the Smithsonian Board of Regents, the governing body of the Smithsonian Institution, announced 17 appointments to the Board of Trustees of the future National Museum of the American Latino. The newly named Board of Trustees will be an integral part of the leadership, planning and development of the first national Smithsonian museum dedicated […]

THREE POWERHOUSE LATINAS NAMED TO FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pulling from health advocacy, business, and human rights advocacy, these three Latinas are joining in the fight to ensure the National Museum of the American Latino gets its rightful place on our National Mall WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (FRIENDS), an advocacy campaign fighting for the creation of […]

2021 WINNER ANNOUNCED OF 10TH ANNUAL DESIGN CONTEST, SPONSORED BY AARP & TARGET  

New York artist Jose Flores submits winning design in celebration of Latino heritage WASHINGTON, D.C. —Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (FRIENDS) announced today the winner of its 10th Annual Design Contest in celebration of Latino heritage in the US. José Flores is an artist from New York with roots in Guatemala. […]

Latino Leaders Sign on to a Letter Urging the Smithsonian Secretary to Place the Latino Museum on the National Mall

MORE THAN 100 INFLUENTIAL LATINO LEADERS SIGN ON TO A LETTER URGING THE SMITHSONIAN SECRETARY TO ENSURE THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN LATINO GETS ITS RIGHTFUL PLACE ON THE NATIONAL MALL Read the letter and add your name by clicking here WASHINGTON—After a triumphant year in 2020 with getting the National Museum of the American […]

Sec. Bunch Letter | Site Consideration for the National Museum of the American Latino

On May 20th, the letter below was delivered to Secretary Lonnie Bunch, the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The letter was co-signed by over 100 influential supporters. To add your name to this list, please click here.  Lonnie G. Bunch III Secretary The Smithsonian Institution PO Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 May 20, 2021 […]