Celebration of Hispanic Culture In Siouxland - Hosted by The Sioux City Public Museum and Siouxland Public Media

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September 12, 2018
PRESS RELEASE: The Sioux City Public Museum And Siouxland Public Media To Host
Celebration Of Hispanic Culture In Siouxland
When: From Noon to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 16, 2018
Where: The Green in Front of the Museum - 607 4th Street

Cost: Attendance is Free

What: The Sioux City Public Museum and Siouxland Public Media are joining together to celebrate hispanic culture in Siouxland on Mexican Independence Day. This won’t be the first celebration of its kind in Sioux City. In the Museum’s archives is a scan of a poster from 1930 promoting a two day festival pegged to the “Glorioso Aniversario de nuestra Independence” of Mexico. Nearly 90 years later, Mexican culture, and hispanic culture at large, has contributed greatly to the culture of Siouxland.
The free celebration will be held in the beautiful and open green space in front of the Sioux City
Public Museum in downtown Sioux City. Beginning at noon, there will be tents with crafts for
the young and young at heart. Chino’s will be on site to sell tacos, and a Mexican popsicle cart
will have its treats for sale.
At 1:00, Siouxland Public Media will begin its live broadcast from the celebration. Isaac “DJ
Tapatío” Quiñonez will host a performance by Mariachi Nuevo Guachinango. Traditional
dancers from Irving Elementary will join the show for a few songs. Along the way, special
guests will talk about the culture being celebrated, the history of Sioux City, and the future that
we are creating together.

Contact:
Theresa Weaver-Basye                        Mark Munger
Curator of Education                             General Manager
Sioux City Public Museum                    Siouxland Public Media
712-279-6174                                        712-274-8733 ext 1318
tbasye@sioux-city.org                           mark.munger@kwit.org
Contact:
Mark Munger, General Manager
(712) 274-6406