Hispanic Heritage

Special Notices:
In response to COVID-19, access inside of all libraries will be closed until further notice.
Curbside hold pickup & bookdrops are available during limited hours at all branch locations. Main and the administration office will be closed at 11 am on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 due to an unexpected water outage.

Hispanic Heritage at Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

To celebrate National Hispanic–Latino Heritage month Kansas City, Kansas Public Library has created a timeline honoring the triumphs and struggles that Hispanic-Latino Americans have had throughout history. Starting in 1846 with the Mexican American War, we have selected 23 points in history to highlight up to today.
It is our hope that by honoring and helping people educate themselves about the past; it will in turn allow us all to understand our present. This timeline will provide you with insight into the origin of a large part of the American culture today.