Our mission is to create an awareness of the rich legacy built
by the presence of Mexican Americans in the Midlands.
The Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlands
(MAHSM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, organized in December 2009. We create awareness of Mexican Americans' legacy in the Midlands through the collection, maintenance, preservation, conservation and exhibition of documents, photographs, artifacts and archival materials.
MAHSM believes that awareness of our history identifies us as a people and connects us to the American experience.
The Society is housed in the center of historic South Omaha, Nebraska, which has evolved into the anchor for Latino enterprise and culture in the area. The foundation for the organization's archival collection continues the 30-year work of community leaders, Linda and Jose Garcia. Their contribution comprises one of the most comprehensive libraries of Mexican American history and culture in the region.
Programs, both continuing and future, include exhibitions, seminars, workshops, and special events. There are plans for our archives to be open to researchers, scholars and general public for informational services in the future.
More: Jose and Linda Garcia find new outlet for their magnificent obsession in the Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlands - March 25, 2012 by Leo Adam Biga