New Exhibit Reminds L.A. The City Has Been Majority Latino Before

PHOTO: Diorama of Los Angeles at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.PlayJorge Rivas/Fusion
WATCH L.A. Museum Reminds Angelenos of City's Mexican Roots

Earlier this month the California Department of Finance issued a report that predicted Latinos will be a majority in the state by early 2014.

But as new exhibit at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum points out: Mexicans have always been a big part of California’s history.

“Without indigenous Mexico, you wouldn’t of had the founding of Los Angeles,” William D. Estrada, Ph.D, told ABC/Univision.

Estrada is the lead curator of the museum’s latest permanent exhibition called “Becoming Los Angeles.” The 14,000-square-foot exhibition — the museum's biggest — explores how Los Angeles became to be the metropolitan city it is today.