Founded in 2014, LHC is the leading organization for the preservation of Latina/o 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.


Members of our Board of Directors represent communities from coast to coast. They have presented at local as well as national conferences and led workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada.  One of the most significant functions of LHC is bringing our community together. We have held national gatherings, in Tucson (2015), Houston (2016), and Providence (2018), and will hold Congreso 2022 in Denver, CO. Congreso will be our first gathering in the Intermountain region, and the first as an incorporated nonprofit, marking an important milestone for our growing organization. 


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 Latino 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 Latino history and places, the field of heritage conservation will be more inclusive and representative of the country’s Latino population.

  1. To develop a national community of Latino preservationists that share knowledge and respond to calls-to-action. 

  2. To build the capacity of Latino communities engaging in preservation work at the local, state, and national levels.

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

  4. To develop sources of funding for the identification, documentation, (re)interpretation, and promotion of historic sites that are associated with Latino history.

  5. To promote the development of educational curriculum and programming focused on Latino heritage and historic sites.

  6. To broadcast nationally the work of LHC members and others who are working to sustain Latino heritage.