Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month Families Mural

The City of Lafayette will honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15.  Lafayette recognizes the contributions and the important presence of Hispanic and Latin Americans in the community.

Dr. Ofelia Miramontes bilingual education advocate

Visit Ofelia Miramontes Park and learn about Dr. Miramontes.

Dr. Miramontes served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Equity at CU-Boulder and was a pioneer in bringing bilingual education to public schools. She was an author and educator. Her legacy serves as a reminder of the power of education and the strength of community.

Visit Romero Park

Visit Romero Park and learn more about Mike Romero.

Named in honor of former mayor and long-time educator, Mr. Mike Romero and his son Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Aaron Romero, this park is located just south of Lafayette Elementary School. This park honors two men from Lafayette whose lives were dedicated to serving others, their community and their country. 

Romero Park is a peaceful memorial to Mr. Romero, SFC Romero, and their legacy of valuing education and service to our community. 

Color photo of Dia de los Muertos shrine

Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibit
Every October the Collective Community Arts Center hosts a Dia de los Muertos exhibit featuring artwork by area artists and students and includes a community ofrenda for honoring our ancestors and those we have lost.

Visit the Collective page in October for current exhibit information.

Lafayette Public Library Hispanic Heritage Book List

Lafayette Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

  • The Lafayette Library honors the contributions of Hispanic authors. Visit lafayetteco.gov/HispanicHeritageBooks to find titles to celebrate and learn about Hispanic culture and history, or books featuring Latino, Latina, or Latinx authors and illustrators. 
  • Every October the Lafayette Library features and celebrates Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead with special programing and displays.
Rose Lueras History

Learn about Rose Lueras
Explore the history of one Latina in 1934 Lafayette.  

Find out more about Rose Lueras and her quest for equal rights for Mexican Americans in Lafayette. Learn more.

Through Their Eyes Mural

Community Mural: Through Our Eyes 
Lafayette artist and educator, Jessica Manzanares was awarded a Public Art Grant to create her community mural, Through Our Eyes. The mural compiles nostalgic black and white photos of families, depicting generations of local Latinos/as’ experience. "I hope the mural will spark conversations, build pride for generations of people that are sometimes unseen through history and place them front and center.” – Jessica Manzanares
Located on Public Road at The Lumberyards @ Lafayette, 127 N Harrison Ave.

Colorful Community Mural

Mural: Colorful Community
Painted in 2019, by Jaime Molina and Pedro Barrios from Denver, Colorado. This mural is an acknowledgement of Latino and Hispanic heritage in the local area.  The mural includes several generations of a family as well as dozens of little monarch butterflies which have symbolic significance.  Visit the mural on the west side of the Sister Carmen Thrift Store at 701 Baseline Road.

Artists Series on You Tube

Lafayette Artist Series
The Arts & Cultural Resources Department YouTube channel features videos about Lafayette based Hispanic and Latino artists, dancers, musicians.  Most videos include subtitles in Spanish. Check it out.

Latino History Project

Boulder County Latino History
Visit the Boulder County Latino History Project on line to learn more about Latino heritage, history, and contributions in the Boulder County area. The website includes personal interviews, maps, stories, and other historical data.  Find out more.