Special to QCS
Did you know? It was a Hispanic/Latino Inventor who engineered the first submarine, gyroplane (helicopter) and the atomic bomb (nuclear weapons). In addition, the adjustable wrench, a reversible motor, an optical analysis system, and a system for color televisions were all created by the minds and hands of a Hispanic/Latino inventor.
You can learn about these figures as a touring exhibit of the Latino Heritage Museum comes to Tucumcari on Thursday and Friday.
The Tour’s theme “La Raza: Si Se Puede!” It highlights the grand accomplishments of Hispanics/Latinos in America and from around the world.
This traveling museum has over 100 artifacts; rare photos, biographies and video documentaries.
The exhibit reveals many surprising facts about the contributions of Latinos in the fields of science, aerospace, communication, medicine, agriculture, transportation and engineering. It also presents the pioneers in politics, education, entertainment, sports, media, cinema, and literature.
“This history is very important, but not to just glorify people or facts,” said Jaime Ince exhibit’s curator, “but to motivate young people, and to inspire them. To let them know they can do anything they put their mind to, if they have the will and persistence to make it happen.”
“Our mission is to develop racial pride, promote racial understanding and provide a new motivation for learning. This exhibit is for everyone – all age groups and ethnicity. It graciously compliments all science and American & World History curricula, while promoting positive images in those who seek to learn about the discoveries and challenges of these great men and women,” Ince said.
The New York City based museum was founded 10 years ago in western Massachusetts and has been touring nationally for seven years.
Fore more information visit: www.latinoheritage101.com.
La Raza: Si Se Puede!
Mesalands Community College, Room A1-21
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday