Latino Museum Plan Takes A Step Forward

The idea of starting a National Museum of the American Latino has begun to gain traction in recent years, and this week, supporters got a legislative boost, when a California congressman introduced a bill to authorize a feasibility study for the museum. “The museum would be based in Washington and might be under the umbrella of the Smithsonian Institution.” If it were built, it would join two other new museums dedicated to American minorities: “A museum dedicated to Native American culture is nearing completion at the southeast corner of the Mall. An African American museum is awaiting full congressional approval.”