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09-16-2004

Clarkson University To Host Latino Heritage Museum

Clarkson University will host the Latino Heritage Museum on Monday, October 4th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Clarkson's Cheel Campus Center.

This touring multimedia museum highlights the impressive accomplishments of Hispanics/Latinos in America and from around the world. The 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. According to the Latino Heritage Museum, few people are aware, for example, that it was a Hispanic/Latino inventor who engineered the first submarine, gyroplane (helicopter) and the atomic bomb. The museum presents the Latino 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, the exhibit's curator, "but to motivate young people, and to inspire them. It lets them know they can do anything they put their mind to, if they have the will and persistence to make it happen."

Public school classes are welcome to tour the museum. Associates from the Latino Heritage Museum will be on site and will be available for questions. If your school is interested in touring the exhibit, please contact Randy Lamson, Director of Co-Curricular Programs at 268-6680 or randy@clarkson.edu . This event is co-sponsored by Clarkson's Office of Co-Curricular Programs and Pipeline Programs and Academic Success.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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