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The Bracero Program

Honoring the legacy and contributions of Braceros

Image of braceros hauling baskets into trucks

The Bracero Program

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County are proud to join the nationwide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. During this month, and throughout the year, we will share stories from past and present and recognize the richly diverse Hispanic, Latino/a and Latinx community who call Los Angeles home.  These communities have transformed Los Angeles, creating symbols and spaces where their heritage continues to thrive. 

Join Gallery Interpreter Steven Mendoza as he explores the legacy of migrant laborers in Los Angeles and their contributions as essential workers to our food economy. 

Meet Steven Mendoza, Gallery Interpreter

Steven Mendoza Headshot

Steven Mendoza (he/him/his) is a Gallery Interpreter at NHMLAC. In his spare time, you may find him admiring ancient art in the Museum's Visible Vault, playing with his tortoises, or brushing up on Los Angeles history. "The Museum's Becoming L.A. exhibit really strikes a chord with me," Steven explains. "There are so many untold stories in the City's history; bold rebellions and impassioned people fighting for their civil rights. Our struggles continue as we create a city where we can authentically be ourselves. It is a privilege to share these brave stories."

Join the conversation on social media by sharing your own stories about Hispanic, Latino/a and Latinx heritage by using #NHMLA and #HispanicHeritageMonth