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September 15 – October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month, Omaha, Nebraska

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

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Special Event
September 15 – October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month, Omaha, Nebraska.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Park Service will host a public program Thursday, September 29, 2005. Mary Lyons-Barrett, PhD, a professor at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, who has studied and written extensively on Hispanic peoples in Nebraska, will present a lecture entitled, “Latino History in the Local and National Scene.”
This event, an American Sign Language Interpreted program, will be held in the Carl T. Curtis Federal Building at 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, Nebraska, from 12 Noon – 1:00 P.M. The lecture is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail and the Midwest Regional Office of the National Park Service. Although the event is free of charge, reservations are encouraged. Please call (402)661-1804 to make reservations or for more information.
As this year’s theme of Hispanic Heritage Month is, “Hispanic Americans: Strong and Colorful Threads in the American Fabric,” the National Park Service has partnered with El Museo Latino of Omaha to display a textiles exhibit. This exhibit will be shown through October 15, 2005 in the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center, located in the Carl T. Curtis Federal Building. The visitor center is open seven days per week during the summer through early fall, Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Saturday and Sunday 9:00 A.M to 5:00P.M.


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