Annual 'Day of the Dead' Celebration at the Minnesota History Center on Oct. 26

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Release dated: 
September 18, 2013
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Wendy Jones • Minnesota History Center • 651-259-3411 • wendy.jones@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Event: Dia de Los Muertos: Day of the Dead
Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

Time Noon to 4 pm.

Place: Minnesota History Center
Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd W., St. Paul MN 55102-1903
Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
Phone: 651-259-3000, 800-657-3773
Website: http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org

Annual 'Day of the Dead' Celebration at the Minnesota History Center on Oct. 26

Day of the Dead

For Mexican-Americans Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an important holiday where connections to ancestors are strengthened and a rich cultural heritage is passed on to future generations.

The History Center's annual Dia de Los Muertos program takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26 and includes dancing, music, games, food samples, storytelling, crafts and Ofrenda displays designed by local students and a special commissioned altar created by local artists. Ofrendas will be on display at the History Center Oct. 26 through Nov. 2.

Highlights of the day include Mexican folk dance with Los Alegres Bailadores, Mexican folk songs with Rico Duran and Siluetas, a photography display by Martha Driessen, Mexican bingo with treats and prizes, clay-skull making workshop with B.J. Christofferson ($1 supply fee) and much more.

About the Minnesota History Center

The Minnesota History Center is located at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St. Paul. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays (admission is free on Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Auxiliary aids and services are available with advance notice. For more information, call 651-259-3000 or 1-800-657-3773.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.