ALHF Shares Five Great Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage In America’s National Parks

Monday, September 23, 2013NPF News
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Washington, D.C. (September 23, 2013) – The American Latino Heritage Fund of the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, released today a list of great ways to celebrate and honor American Latino contributions in our national parks during National Hispanic Heritage Month and throughout the entire year.

“While we encourage people to celebrate Hispanic Heritage every day, National Hispanic Heritage Month is a great time to dig a little deeper and explore a more inclusive telling of our American story that shares the many historic achievements of American Latinos,” said Midy Aponte, Executive Director of the American Latino Heritage Fund of the National Park Foundation. “We invite you to discover and enjoy all the ways our national parks preserve and honor our shared history.”

Below are five great ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage in our national parks.  For more information about events happening in America's national parks, visit the National Park Service's calendar.

Established in 2011, ALHF works to ensure that America’s national parks preserve and reflect the diverse stories and contributions of American Latinos throughout our nation’s history. ALHF also focuses on connecting American Latinos to national parks through increased visitation and stewardship activities. To date, ALHF has provided more than $180,000 to support the nominations of historic places including the César E. Chávez National Monument in California and the Casa Dra. Concha Meléndez Ramírez site in Puerto Rico. ALHF has pledged to continue funding nominations of additional sites into the National Park System and is actively fundraising to meet its goal.

To learn more about the work of the American Latino Heritage Fund and how to support its important efforts, visit