Did you know that on May 5th of 1862, the Mexican Army defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla?
This unlikely defeat became a symbol of hope and resistance. Although not a major holiday in Mexico, it gained popularity in the United States during the rise of the Chicano movement. Cinco de Mayo is truly an American holiday!
Through our public programs, we at The Mexican Museum are committed to promoting Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, and Latin America’s artistic expressions and cultures.
Come celebrate 5 de Mayo with us during our extended evening hours on Friday, May 4th, from 5 to 8 pm.
Thanks to our co-sponsors at “Cuicacalli Ballet Folklórico”, “Mariachi Juvenil La Misión”, and “Tommy’s Margarita Mix”, we will have Mariachi, Folklore Dancers, Margaritas and more!!!
Visit The Mexican Museum and explore “Family, Homeland, Revolution: Stories of the Chicano Movement”, an exhibition featuring over 40 works by Chicano artists from the Civil Rights Movement to today. We are open Thursday – Sunday from 12 to 4 pm.