Celebration of Hispanic culture in Siouxland

SIOUX CITY (KTIV)- On Sunday the Sioux City Public Museum invited the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Mexican Independence Day.

It was a fun-filled day for some Siouxlanders at the Public Museum where guests were entertained with mariachi music, authentic Mexican food and, crafts.

Organizers say about 150 people were present at the event.

Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on September 16 every year.

The museum said that at one time the holiday had a  rich history here in Siouxland years ago.

In the 1930’s Sioux City had a celebration for the holiday downtown.

The museum is hoping to bring back the tradition to the streets of Sioux City.

“At the museum, we really want to give people the opportunity to learn all the cultures represented in Siouxland,” says Theresa Weaver-Basye, Curator of Education at the Sioux City Public Museum.

The Sioux City public museum also has programs for many other cultures in the community.

Danielle Saitta

Danielle Saitta

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