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Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15.
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Celebrate Florida! 500 Years of Hispanic Heritage

The Orange County Library System created this webliography in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the State of Florida!  Find books and resources from the library's collection that reflect Hispanic Heritage in La Florida.

This project was funded in part by a 2012 Carnegie-Whitney Grant from the American Library Association.

Social Media

Check your favorite Social Media source for what is happening in honor of our Hispanic Heritage.


  • España-Florida Foundation 500 Years
    An official partner with Viva Florida 500, this foundation was created by prominent Hispanic leaders to provide comprehensive information regarding Spain's contributions to the success of Florida and the United States.
  • The Florida Humanities Council Celebrates Florida's 500th Anniversary
    Visit this non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities to listen to pod casts, access downloadable classroom materials, and register to attend programs.
  • Florida Memory
    This archive is from the Florida Division of Library and Information Services and is a wonderful resource for historical photos, videos, audio recordings and more. Be sure to look for their Viva Florida 500 materials.
  • St Augustine, Florida
    The City of St. Augustine is the nation's oldest city and was founded by the Spanish in 1565.
  • Viva Florida 500
    Viva Florida 500 is a statewide celebration to highlight the 500 years of historic people, places and events since the arrival of Juan Ponce de León in 1513. This website is maintained by the Florida Department of State.

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