Our Historia, Our Futuro
Empowering Latinx Communities Through Historic Preservation
LHC is committed to preservation equity, striving to democratize the mainstream preservation field. The Latinx Preservation Toolkit serves as an introduction to the principles and practices of historic preservation, encompassing both community-led preservation and mainstream approaches. The Toolkit ensures equal access to information, empowering Latinx communities to preserve, celebrate contributions, and tell their own stories.
By empowering communities in both urban and rural landscapes, the Toolkit invites individuals to step into leadership roles, safeguard their communities, and preserve sacred Latinx sites. LHC aims to establish equitable practices and cultivate a new generation of heritage stewards deeply connected to their cultural roots.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN THE CLASSROOM
Integrate Latinx Historic Preservation in your classroom.
Use these lesson plans as inspiration for using place-based pedagogy in your classroom.
"I just want you to know that I LOVED it! Y'all did such a wonderful job and I thank you so much for helping to get our story of Pike Park and the history of our Mexican American community out to a wider audience. Thank you and we look forward to working with Latinos in Heritage again!"
- Rosemary Hinojosa, Board Member, DMAHL
“Thank you so much for your dedication and hard work to make this happen. Truly overdue for our minority communities. Keep up the amazing work.”
– Gracie Saenz, LULAC Council 60 Board Member
MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS TO
Participate in our virtual community ofrenda to honor our ancestors
UNDERSTANDING HISTORIC PRESERVATION
What is historic preservation?
Historic preservation is a diverse discipline committed to recognizing, safeguarding, and conserving culture and history. Over the course of time, Latinx and Indigenous communities have carefully preserved homelands, family stories, cultural traditions, heritage, and sacred sites, contributing to the legacy of our collective past.