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Bracero Roots Blossom at the National Museum of American History

Posted on June 9, 2016 by in The OFI Blog

Jessica De Leon and Gladys Aguilar intern with NMAH

Gladys Aguilar and Jessica De Leon have always celebrated their Latino heritage.  Now, the two students at Napa Valley College have the opportunity to more deeply explore those roots through an internship with the National Museum of American History (NMAH) this summer.

While in Washington D.C., the two will study the history of the federal government’s Bracero Program and be trained in curatorial practices, collections acquisition and archival research.  When they return to Napa, the students will help develop community events with the Napa County Historical Society and the college, solicit histories, artifacts and mementos from local residents with bracero connections, and help their college start a new course.

To learn more about Gladys and Jessica’s internship, read this article from the Napa Valley Register.