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Día de los Muertos: Recuerdos y Ofrendas
November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Día de los Muertos: Recuerdos y Ofrendas will celebrate and commemorate the traditions of religious and spiritual worship. Observing these traditions, MOSTHistory presents an annual community altar exhibit in the Courtyard Gallery that will feature 11 altars intended to tell stories, share memories and honor the lives of the dearly departed. The exhibit will be on display from Nov. 2 to Nov. 17.
The Mystery Altar sponsored by the museum’s Collections Department will feature vintage photographs of unidentified people from the photograph collection in the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives. The altar will honor the nameless and carry a preservation message about the importance of documenting family photographs.
An additional altar will be featured in the museum’s Grand Lobby, under the stairway. Constructed by Elizabeth Puentes and her Edinburg CISD Longoria Middle School art students, the altar will honor the legendary Rogelio Botello Rios, radio and television personality who passed away in 2017. Rogelio Botello Rios served in radio and TV broadcasting for 48 years, including as host of the popular music variety show, “Aquí Rogelio.”
The 16th annual Día de los Muertos festival is included with museum admission: $8 adults (ages 18+); $6 seniors with ID (ages 62+) and students with ID (ages 13+); $5 for children (ages 4 to 12); free for children ages 3 and younger. You can purchases your tickets at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=75pjmwcab&oeidk=a07egnlqx5c355d8624 so you don’t have to wait in the long lines. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDships. You are required to bring your FRIENDship card upon entrance. For more information on the event or becoming a FRIEND of the Museum, call +1-956-383-6911 or visit https://mosthistory.org/donations/how-can-i-join-the-museum/
Sugar Skull Decoration – $3
Book Buzz Puppet Show – FREE
Classroom, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mini Altar Craft – FREE
Paper Flowers & Community Flower Display – FREE
Behind the Stairs
Los Liberadores Demonstrations & Photo Op – $$
Community Altar Exhibit
Mystery Altar by the Collections Department
Spotlight Altar – Rogelio Botello Rios by the Longoria Middle School Art Department
Monarch Butterfly Wings Photo Op
Will Looney Legacy Park
Will Looney Legacy Park
St. John’s Episcopal School Student Art
Face Painting Areas – Grand Lobby
Balloons and Faces, A Royal Celebration and IB Art Club
Flower Headbands by Love, Caroline O.
Jewelry by Madre Mia Designs
Manos Artesanos by Emma Guzman
Artesanos Mexicanos by Albert Martinez Ramirez
Artesanias de Plata Xochitlhquetzallis by Graciano Garcia Flores
Tacos and Chocolates by Emmanuel Banquets
Pozole, tamales and champurrado by Imelda Rodriguez
Specialty hot dogs by Qweenie
Sodas, water bottles and agua frescas by Boy Scouts
Elotes and snacks/antojitos by E&B Elotes
Pan Dulce by La Mexicana Bakery
Location: Museum Parking Lot
4:00 p.m. Edinburg North High School Mariachi Oro
4:20 p.m. Mission Parks and Rec
4:50 p.m. PSJA North Grupo Folklórico Ichtequi
5:05 p.m. Las Palmas Community Center Ballet Folklórico
5:30 p.m. Mojigangas (Latino Theatre Initiative)
6:00 p.m. Totome & Conceptos Entidad Dancística
6:30 p.m. Epi and Friends + Bonifacio Jordan
7:30 p.m. Grupo Folklorico Jaguar Economedes High School
7:45 p.m. RGV Folklórico Dance Company
8:00 p.m. Totome & Conceptos Entidad Dancística
8:15 p.m. Edinburg High School Ballet Folklórico Kuxtal
8:30 p.m. Grupo Juvenil de Palmview
8:45 p.m. “La Catrina Garbancera” by Wendy Lara*
*This performance will take place in the Grand Lobby at 6 p.m. and at the Panteón area at 7:15 p.m.