National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture. Observation of this week began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson. It was expanded by President Ronald Reagan and enacted into law on August 17, 1988. View a series of video clips looking at key historical landmarks, organizations, and the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans.
Frances Levine talked about the history of the Palace of Governors. The Palace of the Governors was originally constructed in the early 17th century as Spain's seat of government for what is today the American Southwest. This adobe structure, now the state's history museum, was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1960 and an American Treasure in 1999.