Museum to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Fayetteville Public Library

Example of materials that will be featured at the event: an ironwood carving from the Sonora region of Mexico.
Laurel Lamb

Example of materials that will be featured at the event: an ironwood carving from the Sonora region of Mexico.

The University of Arkansas Museum will be at the Fayetteville Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 19, for its Museum in the Library program.

This monthly event will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The museum will feature a booth of Central and South American cultural materials for visitors to examine. Museum staff will be available to chat one-on-one with patrons who have questions or related interests.

The program will explore the diversity and richness of Hispanic culture and ethnic identity. By featuring these materials, the museum staff hope to encourage visitors to critically examine the history and culture from this region of the world.

The free event will be held directly before the Library's "Building Community, Strengthening Bridges: The Legacy of Latina/os to Immigrant America" lecture at 6 p.m. Juan José Bustamante, associate professor of sociology at the University of Arkansas, will be the featured speaker for this talk.

These cultural materials will only be available to view at the Fayetteville Public Library during this particular event. If interested to see them at a later date, the University Museum happily offers collection tours. Contact Laurel Lamb at 479-575-4370 or lalamb@uark.edu for more information.

Contacts

Laurel Lamb, curator
University of Arkansas Museum
479-575-4370, lalamb@uark.edu

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