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Exhibition Explores Holyoke Heritage

An exhibition, Celebrating the History of Puerto Ricans in Holyoke opens on Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Nolen Arts Lounge, Campus Center. An opening reception, free and open to the public, will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Light food and beverages will be provided.

Celebrating the History of Puerto Ricans in Holyoke explores the history and culture of the Puerto Rican community in the city south of Northampton through the eyes and ears of young people there. The exhibition also displays how local youth of Puerto Rican descendents are preserving their culture through photos, video clips and bilingual text.

This is a traveling exhibition created collaboratively by the Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke, Nueva Esperanza, YouthBuild Holyoke and community members in the Pioneer Valley. The exhibition is supported by the Save Our History program, which is committed to inspiring and motivating local communities to learn about and take part in the preservation of their heritage through projects involving artifacts, oral histories, museums and landmarks.

The exhibition will be on display at Smith through Nov. 26. Click here for more information.

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