Our bill is now the law of the land!
After nearly three decades of work, the National Museum of the American Latino was approved by Congress and enacted into law on December 27, 2020. The Smithsonian Institution is now charged with beginning the process of establishing a National Museum of the American Latino to commemorate the more than 500 years of Latino contributions to our great nation. We owe this victory to our partners, supporters, and donors who have dedicated time and resources to making this dream a reality.
What is next?
FNMAL and our community will continue its work to secure the best location on the National Mall, raise the millions of private dollars, and ensure Congress allocates the funds needed to open the doors of our museum. We hope to count on your support as we embark on this journey.
There are two ways you can help immediately:
- Call your Members of Congress to urge them to include funding to the fiscal year 2022 appropriations bill for the American Latino Museum and demand that our museum be on the National Mall.
Give what you can! If every Latino in the US donated $5, we would have the Latino Museum fully funded. Donate now to kick off the Smithsonian fund for the construction of our museum.