International Museum of Cultures Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


The International Museum of Cultures (IMC) will observe Hispanic Heritage Month with traveling exhibits.

The first exhibit will open Monday, September 17th at Nissan-USA headquarters, located at DFW Freeport. Special programming will be held at their headquarters throughout the week. The second exhibit will be shown at the Government Center, DeSoto.

Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15 each year with art exhibits, concerts, festivals, lectures parties, etc. The contributions, cultures, histories and traditions of individuals from Mexico, Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries in the Caribbean, Central America and South America are highlighted during the observance at the IMC.

About the National Hispanic Heritage Month

The IMC is dedicated to showing the cultural diversity of countries around the world, especially those indigenous cultures living in remote areas. The 2012 theme for Hispanic Heritage Month is “Many Background, Many Stories…One American Spirit” A special online game “Paco’s Passport at PBS KIDS GO!” is available on line. The museum has the PASSPORT game available in the International Expressions Gift Shop.

For further information regarding programming for the month consult the website or visit us on Facebook or call us at (972) 708-7406.

IMC Celebrating the Traditions and Customs of Spain

The International Museum of Cultures presented an Easter Pageant celebrating the traditions and customs of Spain on April 9th.

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The Daniel de Cordoba Bailes Espanoles performed Flamenco songs and dances honoring a mutual friend, Ms. Edna Jane Travis, who passed away recently.

All the female dancers were from Spain, as well as the vocalist, who was a favorite of Ms. Travis’.

We were so pleased that the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs was also a sponsor of the event.