In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the San Bernardino County Museum will launch a new exhibit titled “Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America,” which will run from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, 2023. The theme recognizes the significant achievements of the Hispanic community in politics and industry. Organized and curated in partnership with the Inland Empire Latino Art Association, the exhibit features work by local Inland Empire artists.

A complimentary opening night reception is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. and is sponsored by the San Bernardino County Museum Association. Light refreshments and entertainment will be available.

Museum Director David Myers said, “We are excited to host this exhibit of exceptional local artists during Hispanic Heritage Month, and we are excited to collaborate with the Inland Empire Latino Art Association once again. The museum is a space for community interaction with history, and what profound stories these artists share through their works!”

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans.

The Hispanic Heritage observance began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100- 402.

The San Bernardino County Museum is located at 2024 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military/senior), $7 (student), and $5 (children ages 6 to 12). Children 5 & under and Museum members are free. Parking is free and the museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. For more information, visit

The San Bernardino County Museum’s exhibits of regional, cultural and natural history and the museum’s other exciting events and programs reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.