AURORA, Colo. -- Immigrants from all over the world bring traditions, values and culture to Aurora, a city of more than 360,000 people. Specifically, one out of every five of those people was born outside the United States.
The largest group of immigrants come from Mexico, the second largest is from Ethiopia and the third is from El Salvador.
From June 19 to Nov. 4, the Aurora History Museum will celebrate the Salvadoran community in a new exhibit.
“A Mosaic of Cultures: Aurora’s Salvadoran Community” was put together with input and artifacts from the community.
“The goal of this exhibit is to educate the public about the Salvadorans living in Aurora, as well as highlight individuals, businesses owners and their cultural traditions and history,” said Aurora History Museum Director T. Scott Williams.
“This unique community tremendously impacts the cultural fabric of our city. Salvadorans who call Aurora home come from all walks of life and have their own individual stories of immigration or growing up in the U.S," Williams said.
The population of El Salvador is more than 6.3 million - that’s about 20 times the size of Aurora.
9NEWS' Sonia Gutierrez visited the exhibit to find out more. See her story in the video above.