Plan a Memorable and Culturally Aware Vacation

Plan a Memorable and Culturally Aware Vacation



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–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – CONTEXTO LATINO)–School is coming to a close for the year and this is the time when many families across the country look for new ideas for vacations or day trips — chances to enjoy important family time while also kicking back to relax. While your trip certainly should be enjoyable, it can be educational too. Why not visit a location that is rich in cultural history and will leave a lasting impression on all those who visit? Consider San Antonio, Texas, home of The Museo Alameda, the largest Latino museum in the country.

Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company has provided a score of opportunities for generations through charitable projects through the years. One of the company’s premier efforts includes support of the Hispanic community through projects that celebrate American heritage and legacy.

One of Ford’s recent projects involves funding of The Museo Alameda in San Antonio, Texas. The museum is part of The Alameda National Center for Latino Arts and Culture. In its new permanent location in historic Market Square, the Museo is continuing the tradition of telling the story of Latinos in America through history, art and culture. It has already drawn national attention for its striking architecture and for becoming the first official affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Thanks to Ford’s multimillion-dollar contribution, the Alameda Museum will share the Latino experience in America with over 400,000 visitors annually by combining art, history, cultural education and live performances. Ford actively supports the Hispanic community because they understand the value of Hispanics to their business. Ford’s support of the Museo Alameda reinforces education through the arts and fostering of cross-cultural exchange.

“Through our partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and Kennedy Center, the Museo is poised to become a national destination, not only for Latino art and culture but also as a teaching museum with an already proven track record of world class Latino scholarship,” said Henry R. Muñoz III, Founding Chairman of The Alameda National Center for Latino Arts & Culture.

The Museo has devoted a gallery to objects from the Smithsonian’s many collections. The inaugural exhibition features about 50 Smithsonian objects, including the Emperor Maximilian’s emerald ring, Incan vessels from Peru, Paloma Picasso jewelry and much more. The gallery will change several times a year, so there will always be something new to explore.

To learn more about planning a trip to The Museo, visit http://www.thealameda.org. For more information on Ford’s philanthropic efforts, visit http://www.ford.com.

Plan a Memorable and Culturally Aware Vacation