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LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Los Angeles, California

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes's mission is to celebrate the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican American culture, highlighting the Mexican American experience in Los Angeles and Southern California. Located near the site where Los Angeles was founded in 1781, LA Plaza's restored historic buildings and public garden reopened in 2011. The museum has hosted artifacts on loan from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History; among them was César Chávez's short-handled hoe.