Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress webpage has many nifty online exhibits on many topics, just one of which is on our Hispanic Heritage.

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month During this time we acknowledge Hispanic Americans who have enriched our country.

From their webpage: "The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society."

The exhibits includes audio, video and many interactive pages that give you an overview of the interaction between Hispanic Americans, early European exploration and the United States.

Another interesting section of the Library of Congress page is the Veteran's History Project . This project relies on volunteers to collect and preserve stories of wartime service.

And take a look at the American Memory Project which includes a vast collection of information on all aspects of American history. There is something for everyone here.

Viewing these online exhibits is a great way to experience some of the richness of the vast collections held by our national museums.