El Pueblo History Museum and Smithsonian to host Latinos in Baseball collection initiative
PUEBLO, Colo. (June 01, 2018) – El Pueblo History Museum is partnering with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to host a memory workshop on “Latinos in Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues,” to celebrate and share the stories of baseball throughout southern Colorado communities. The Smithsonian Institution will also share a prototype of their future “Latinos in Baseball” traveling exhibit to garner local feedback. The event will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm at El Pueblo History Museum.
The multi-year Smithsonian initiative intends to document stories from around the U.S. to help develop a traveling baseball exhibit. Members of the public are invited to share memories, photos, and artifacts of baseball in southern Colorado. Margaret Salazar-Porzio, Curator at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, will share the research of the “Latinos in Baseball” initiative so far.
“We are honored to have the Smithsonian visit with us to hear about our proud baseball heritage,” said Dawn DiPrince, Director of El Pueblo History Museum. “And, it is even more special that the Smithsonian is looking to our community for their experience and expertise as they develop their future traveling exhibit. “
Through incomparable collections, rigorous research and dynamic public outreach, the National Museum of American History explores the infinite richness and complexity of American history. The museum helps people understand the past in order to make sense of the present and shape a more humane future. For more information, visit http://americanhistory.si.edu. For Smithsonian information, the public may call (202) 633-1000.
El Pueblo History Museum, located at 301 N. Union Avenue in historic downtown Pueblo, marks the site of the international border between Mexico and the United States prior the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Current exhibits include the new Borderlands of Southern Colorado, the award-winning Children of Ludlow, and the Museum of Memory. It is open daily, 10 am to 4 pm. Admission to the museum is $5 for adults; and $4 for seniors; and free for children ages 17 and under for the summer.
El Pueblo History Museum showcases the city's history and the region's many cultural and ethnic groups. The property includes a re-created 1840s adobe trading post and plaza, and the archeological excavation site of the original 1842 El Pueblo trading post. El Pueblo History Museum is a Community Museum of History Colorado. For more information, visit www.ElPuebloHistoryMuseum.org.