Chavez Ravine

A fight for a place to call home

Chavez Ravine Evictions

Source for above photo: Chávez Ravine forcible eviction, Tessa Digital Collections at the Los Angeles Public Library

Chavez Ravine

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County are proud to join the nationwide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Latinxs have transformed Los Angeles, creating symbols and spaces where their heritage continues to thrive.

Join Lead Gallery Interpreter, Jennifer Aguilar and she shares the difficult history of the neighborhood that existed before Dodger Stadium—Chavez Ravine. 


Jen Aguilar

Jen Aguilar (she/her) is a Lead Gallery Interpreter at NHMLAC. As an educator, Jen appreciates being able to engage and learn with NHM’s visitors both onsite and virtually.  When not at the museum, you’ll find Jen with her head in a book, exploring the outdoors, or trying her hand at a new craft.



Join the conversation on social media by sharing your own stories about Hispanic, Latino/a and Latinx heritage by using #NHMLA and #HispanicHeritageMonth