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#FlashbackFriday at LA Plaza

Short Title: 
Taking a Closer Look at LA Starts Here!
Date: 
Fri, 2016-07-08
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After a yearlong renovation, LA Plaza’s ongoing bilingual exhibition, LA Starts Here!, is open! This exhibition examines Mexican and Mexican American history and identity in Los Angeles in order to preserve and reveal these rich and often overlooked stories. LA Plaza recognizes that LA history is not complete without an understanding and recognition of how Indigenous, Mexican, and Mexican American communities have shaped the city’s trajectory and this is reflected in the newly opened exhibition. One of the museum’s goals with LA Starts Here! is to take visitors on an educational journey as they explore and learn.

 

To facilitate that journey and highlight this exhibition and some of the stories that lay within, LA Plaza is launching a #FlashbackFriday campaign on social media this summer. This will be a fun and convenient way to learn about LA’s origins, allowing visitors the opportunity to learn more while also encouraging them to come and explore all that this exhibition has to offer in person. Make sure to follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as we flash back every Friday and share personal histories and iconic artifacts from LA Starts Here! Something very unique about this exhibition is that across its walls and images, numerous quotes from different people and time periods are displayed. To bring those quotes and the stories behind them to the forefront, many of these weekly posts will be driven by powerful, interesting, or significant quotes as a means to engage engage with our readers. With this campaign, followers get a behind-the-scenes look of the making of this exhibition as we flash back to its construction, remodeling, and opening.

 

#FlashbackFriday is immensely popular on social media and a fun and unique opportunity to delve into the past. LA Plaza is excited to be joining these conversations on social media and highlighting LA Starts Here! while doing so. So, make sure to follow along, join the conversation, and hopefully learn something new!

 

This blog entry was contributed by LA Plaza Communications Intern Oscar Hurtado. Oscar is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, now living in Fullerton, CA, and going to school in Williamstown, MA. He is happy and excited to be a part of LA Plaza's team and eager to help work on many great communications projects.