On Saturday, October 12th, George Washington Carver National Monument will host its second annual Hispanic Heritage Day. Throughout the event performers and storytellers representing various countries and backgrounds will share their culture with the public. There will be presentations of traditional songs, music, dancing, customs, and foods. This FREE event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This special day is on-going commitment to embrace a wider audience and cultivate cultural awareness. Hispanic Heritage Day is made possible because of the commitment and talents of our artists, volunteers, exhibitors, and partners.
The talented Chinelos Morelenses Unidos en Arkansas are returning this year. They perform inside the visitor center at 12:15 and 2:15 p.m. Come learn how their beautiful costumes and interpretive dance share the history of the clash of cultures when Europeans arrived in Central and South America.
A demonstration of Mexican traditional food takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. Stop by and sample the tamales! Students with the Crowder College Latino Union will set up a soccer game and provide soccer lessons! A tamale food concession stand will be available, so stop by to sample the fresh food and horchata.
Express your artistic side by creating traditional crafts. Worry dolls are meant to take your worries away as you sleep. Make one to tuck under your pillow. Sugar skulls will be available for you to paint in remembrance of loved ones who have passed away. You may also make paper marigolds and learn how these relate to Hispanic culture.
The National Park Service celebrates America’s rich Hispanic history and culture with Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. At least fifteen units of the National Park Service specifically dedicated to sharing Hispanic Heritage. Find out more at: https://home1.nps.gov/hispanicheritage/