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Green Country celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with activities

Posted at 3:14 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-22 13:19:12-04

Every year the United States observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by "celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions" of Hispanic Americans.

It started as a one-week observation under President Lyndon Johnson in 1968, and then, it was expanded to 30 days in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

To celebrate, many cities nationwide hold festivals, events and activities for the community to learn about different Hispanic cultures.

Green Country is also participating in the observation.

Here's a list of some of the events:

Mezcal & Chocolate Pairings

  • Monday, September 16
  • Glacier Bean to Bar, Tulsa
  • 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • TGA members $25/non-members $40
  • Souvenir tasting cup included
  • Celebrate Mexico's Independence Day with the Tulsa Global Alliance and the City of Tulsa's San Luis Potosi Partnership!

Beyond the Book

  • Thursday, September 19
  • Broken Arrow Library South
  • 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Adults only
  • Celebrate with the Tulsa City County Library in the discussion "Next Year in Havana" by Chanel Cleeton. Reserved copies will be available and light refreshments served.

Kermesse Hispana

  • Saturday, September 21
  • Martin Regional Library, Tulsa
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Celebrate with the Tulsa City County Library with crafts, music, food, wares from local artisans and bilingual storytime!

Festival Americas

  • Saturday, September 21
  • Guthrie Green, Tulsa
  • 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.
  • Celebrate with Festival Americas Oklahoma and Guthrie Green at the free, multi-cultural festival with live music, dance performances, food trucks, tequila garden, art marketplace and much more!

Mexican Modernism Exhibition

  • Friday, September 27
  • Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • Experience Mexican culture and learn about Mexican modern art celebrating our new exhibition.

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