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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) & the American Library Association, is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

Events Schedule

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

Gallup, New Mexico has a deep Hispanic Heritage passed down through history, some of which dates back to the Conquistadors.  There have been many important Hispanics and Latinos in our community including politicians, migrant workers, military personnel, authors and athletes who have been influential in Gallup and New Mexico history.

Join Octavia Fellin Public Library as it celebrates Gallup's Latino Heritage. We have many events scheduled including:

Historia de Gallup: The Library is collecting oral histories from the local community focusing on Hispanic history in the area and stories that will give listeners a picture of Gallup's colorful past. 

Latino Americans Documentary Viewing and Discussion: The Library will hold a viewing of the Latino Americans Documentary, as seen on PBS, and a discussion led by local scholar John Lewis Taylor.

Ritual and Traditional Hispanic Folk Music: The Library will host Dr. Cipriano Vigil as he presents Hispanic folk music and other traditional songs.

Strange but True Tales From New Mexico: The Library will host Ms. Mary Mortensen Diecker as she presents Strange but True Tales of New Mexico.  This presentation is a collection of 'strange but true' stories that illuminate the state's history.