National Hispanic Heritage Month
San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement in North America. It was founded in Georgia in 1526, 81 years before Jamestown. St. Augustine, Florida, was founded in 1565 and is the oldest city in the United States. Hispanic Americans have been making contributions to life in the U.S. ever since.
Hispanic Heritage Month is a nationally recognized celebration of the contributions and achievements of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.