U.S. Latino Museum Faces Competition In Congress From Similar Idea

09/30/2013 07:29 am ET | Updated Nov 30, 2013

The already difficult path to creating a National Museum of the American Latino has gotten bumpier because of another museum proposal now pending before Congress – this one aiming to establish a national museum in Washington, D.C., dedicated to the entire immigrant experience.

Backers of the National Museum of the American People want Congress to authorize creation of a presidentially appointed commission to study its feasibility – a first step that the national Latino museum completed in 2011.

The American People museum would look at how all ethnic or national groups came here, ending with 21st century arrivals and starting with prehistoric times when the ancestors of Native Americans traversed an Ice Age land bridge between Siberia and Alaska and became the first humans in the Western Hemisphere.

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