About Us

Founded in 2014, Latinos in Heritage Conservation is the leading organization for the preservation of Latinx places, stories, and cultural heritage in the United States. We are a diverse network of intergenerational advocates conserving Latinx sites and living cultures in the fabric of American society, affirming the value of our history in the hemispheric struggle for social justice.

Our Values

Latinos in Heritage Conservation will be a thoughtful and influential leader in the field of heritage conservation in the United States and beyond. We envision a nation that values Latinx history and recognizes it as a part of the greater American story. By building a wide and diverse network of advocates who believe in preserving Latinx history and places, the field of heritage conservation will be more inclusive and representative of the country’s Latinx population.

Our Goals


Develop a national community of Latinx preservationists that share knowledge and respond to calls-to-action


Develop sources of funding for the identification, documentation, (re)interpretation, and promotion of historic sites associated with Latinx history


Build the capacity of Latinx communities engaging in preservation work at the local, state, and national levels


Promote the development of educational curriculum and programming focused on Latinx heritage and historic sites


To advocate for policy change at all levels of government that will work to preserve Latinx heritage


Broadcast nationally the work of LHC members and others who are working to sustain Latinx heritage