Día de los Muertos as a Cultural Cornerstone
October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Museum of South Texas History will host an online presentation, “Día de los Muertos as a Cultural Cornerstone,” featuring museum staff René Ballesteros and Pamela Morales de Hendricks.
With cultural celebrations such as Día de los Muertos, authenticity is becoming more difficult to define—especially as beliefs and traditions change through time and regions. The presentation will focus on Día de los Muertos observations and the overlap of Roman Catholicism practices with Indigenous communities throughout the Americas, and the world. For Roman Catholicism, Día de los Muertos, can be attributed to All Hallow’s Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (Oct. 31 to Nov. 2). For others, the similarities and practices on death differ across Indigenous cultures in southern Mexico. The presentation will also discuss the transformation of Día de los Muertos in Mexico through poetry, prose, art and print, and the influence on the United States Chicano Movement.
The presentation will broadcast on facebook.com/MOSTHistory/live. Guests are encouraged to interact with the presenter by posting questions and comments on the live chat. The video will be recorded and posted for public access on the Museum’s Facebook page and website.
For more information, call the museum at 956-383-6911.