"While Irish-American Heritage Month celebrates all that the Irish have done in support of America, it is worth noting that 2016 is a special anniversary in the quest for independence for Ireland. A century ago, between April 24 and April 29, 1916, the Easter Uprising against British rule in Ireland took place in Dublin. Although the rebellion was swiftly defeated by British forces, it led many in Ireland to seriously consider the possibility of an independent Irish Republic. The Easter 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic specifically acknowledges the uprising as 'supported by her exiled children in America.'"
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"Presidential Proclamation: To honor Leif Erikson and celebrate our Nordic-American heritage, the Congress, by joint resolution (Public Law 88-566) approved on September 2, 1964, has authorized the President of the United States to proclaim October 9 of each year as "Leif Erikson Day.'"
Austin Celtic Association Mission Statement: The Austin Celtic Association is a non-profit organization established to celebrate and promote Celtic culture through music, dance, language, theatre, sports, history, and the arts in Central Texas.
"Celebrating Polish Heritage, Arts, Culture, and Language Our Mission:
To encourage, and further knowledge of Polish culture, traditions, history, language, arts, current affairs, and local events through cultural activities, classes, seminars, and any and all appropriate means."
To foster friendly relations between the American and Polish people.
We envision that the people of Texas today and in generations to come will be well informed about the cultural values and heritage of German-Texans and that they will embrace the societal benefits of all cultural and heritage diversity within the communities of our State. Mission
As a nonprofit organization we are committed to the preservation of the history and heritage of German-Texans by promoting and providing educational experiences in its culture and language and by encouraging within our Texas public schools, colleges, private institutions and other organizations similar learning opportunities in all of the heritage, values and language that make up the unique culture of our state.
The Department of the Slavic and Eurasian Studies (DSES) at the University of Texas at Austin "aims to offer comprehensive information about the language and culture of Texas Czechs."
"Our first and most ambitious undertaking is the Texas Czech Dialect Archive (TCDA), the user interface and database with audio recordings collected from ethnic Czech Moravians in Texas. Ultimately, the Texas Czech Legacy Project will offer a web-accessible database of audio and textual materials in and about Texas Czech. The holdings of the Texas Czech Dialect Archive will include audio recordings of sociolinguistic interviews conducted with ethnic Czech Moravians in Texas, of cultural events, and Texas Czech music. With time, we will add print (e.g. newspapers like Svoboda and Našinec), photographs (e.g. Texas Czech tombstone inscriptions courtesy of Professor Eva Eckert of the Anglo American University in Prague, Czech Republic & Connecticut College), personal photos, autobiographies, and diaries."
"The Hispanic Society of America was founded by Archer Milton Huntington in New York City on May 18, 1904, as a 'free public library, museum and educational institution, containing objects of artistic, historic, and literary interest,” for the purposes of the “advancement of the study of the Spanish and Portuguese languages, literature, and history, and advancement of the study of the countries wherein Spanish and Portuguese are or have been spoken languages.'”
"The mission of the Irish American Heritage Museum is to preserve and tell the story of the contributions of the Irish people and their culture in America, inspiring individuals to examine the importance of their own heritage as part of the American cultural mosaic."
"We share Nordic culture
with people of all ages and backgrounds by exhibiting art and objects, preserving collections, providing educational and cultural experiences, and serving as a community gathering place."
This "....jewel of the Polish-American community in Chicago and one of the nation’s first ethnic museums, collects, preserves, interprets and promotes materials, artifacts and history that chronicle Polish history and the Polish-American experience."
"Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America is the leading center for Nordic culture in the United States, offers a wide range of programs that illuminate the culture and vitality of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden."