Dietrich Theater celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

June 19th, 2015 9:29 am

First Posted: 9/15/2014

To honor the Hispanic heritage in the region, the Northern Tier Cultural Alliance asked locals who come from Panama, Honduras, Mexico and Columbia to assemble an exhibit of Latino art, traditional clothing and traditions. The Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock will host this exhibit through September.

Some of the information in the exhibit is in Spanish and English, encouraging visitors to learn a little of the language.

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), the presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans, now comprising 16% of the population in the United States, is celebrated. Since 1968, this celebration has recognized the importance of Hispanic culture and history .

A vast array of information is presented in this Hispanic Heritage Month exhibit in the Sherwood Galley at the Dietrich Theater — everything from information about the coatimundi, a raccoon like mammal in South America to the variety of Panamanian clothing. Traditions such as cock fights, trinkets depicting party buses, and a variety of examples of painting are included.

This exhibit was assembled and installed by Jude, Silvia, and Edith Rabago, and Gabriel Rodriguez for the Northern Tier Alliance. For information about the exhibit, call 570-996-1500.