Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month Families Mural

The City of Lafayette will honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 - October 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 (coming soon)

Named in honor of former mayor and long-time educator, Mike Romero, this park located just south of Lafayette Elementary School is a peaceful memorial to his legacy of valuing education. 

Lafayette Public Library Hispanic Heritage Book List

Lafayette Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated September 15-October 15, is a way to celebrate the history and culture of Hispanic Americans. At the Library, we take this time to honor the contributions of Hispanic authors. Check out the book list.

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. Check out the information.

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 signaficance.  Visit the mural on the west side of the Sister Carmen Thrift Store at 701 Baseline Road.

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.