Unveiling Memories & Quizstory: Spanish Friendship
Join the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain and the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute and Iberdrola for the presentation of the book “Unveiling Memories” and the launch of the app “Quizstory: Spanish Friendship.”
Unveiling Memories — Spain and the Hispanic Contribution to U.S. Independence
The independence and birth of the United States would not have been possible without French and Spanish help. When the Thirteen Colonies rebelled against Britain –then the world’s greatest military power– they had no weapons, no gunpowder, and no money to wage war. Between 1775 and 1781, Spain sent thousands of weapons, blankets, uniforms and cash loans for Washington’s army; their total value amounted to over 3 million pesos (more than US$ 3 billion at today’s exchange rates). Thousands of Hispanic soldiers and sailors, born in both Europe and America, contributed with their lives to the birth of the new nation.
Quizstory: Spanish Friendship — Revolutionary War History Game
This educational game is designed for players to learn more about the history of the United States during the American Revolution. It tells the story of how of the United States achieved the dream of the independence thanks to the strategic help of allied countries such as Spain. Available for download during the event.
About the project
The project Desvelando memorias (Unveiling Memories) seeks to reappraise this shared Hispanic and American history, showcasing the contribution made by Spain and the Hispanic world to the independence of the United States of America. Spanning a whole range of initiatives on both sides of the Atlantic, project activities include events in museums and both private and official institutions, exhibitions, publications, commemorations, online resources, support for training, teaching and research, as well as collaboration with the media.