The Transylvania Times -

By Jane Warth
Special To The Times 

Library Exhibit Honors Hispanic Heritage


The display celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month is open to the public the rest of this month at the library. (Times photos by Michael Rogers)

The Transylvania County Library is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month during October, honoring the culture and history of members of our community who came here, or whose ancestors came here, from Mexico, Spain, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Observation of Hispanic Heritage Month officially started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson.

It was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on Sept.15 and ending on Oct. 15 and was enacted into law in 1988.

This year’s theme is Many Backgrounds, Many Storie...

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