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Please CLICK HERE for PHOTOS and, for VIDEO, please CLICK HERE from the Exhibit Opening & Reception!

The Friends of the Lawrence Heritage State Park and community partners welcomed over 100 visitors to the Exhibit Opening & Reception for "Somos Latinos: Our Journey to Lawrence and Beyond / Nuestro Viaje a Lawrence y Más" on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at the Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitor Center, 1 Jackson Street, Lawrence.

The exhibit was on display June 11, 2023 – July 31, 2023
(the exhibit is now traveling. For more information, please visit}

The opening event featured the following speakers and additional highlights:

  • Sara Morin Barth, Director, Community Content Team
  • Jim Beauchesne, Board President, Friends of the Lawrence Heritage State Park
  • Ashley Rosario, Exhibit Graphic Designer, Elevated Thought
  • Amita Jani Kiley, Collections Manager & Research Coordinator, Lawrence History Center
  • Katherine Stevens, Director of Grants, Mass Humanities
  • Keynote: Delia Durán-Clark, Principal, Esperanza Academy, Lawrence
  • Performance by Asociacion Carnavalesca de Massachusetts
  • Food provided by Cafe Azteca / El Taller
  • Guests had the opportunity to share their stories in the oral history sound booth (Thanks to Al Brandano of The Voice Library and Nicole Sabando, Exhibit Translation/Collections Assistant at the Lawrence History Center)!

In addition to the standing exhibit panels, the walls and in display cases featured the photography, objects, and ephemera of artist Destiny Medina. Also on display are three Asociacion Carnavalesca de Massachusetts costumes (part of the Lawrence History Center collection, donated by Stelvyn Mirabal and family). 

More information about the community content team, exhibit design, student interns, project support, and funders, please visit Questions? Please call 978-794-1655 or email