Sunday Speaker Series Online: “Digital Altar Exhibit Reception”
November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Part of Día de los Muertos traditions is gathering around with family and friends to remember a loved one who has passed on. However, with the practice of social distancing, there is a new way to virtually gather to share stories and memories. The Museum of South Texas History will host “Digital Altar Exhibit Reception,” a Sunday Speaker Series Online presentation on Facebook Live.
This presentation will feature panelists who have contributed to the Digital Altar Exhibit, an online platform where families and friends can submit a “digital altar” to remember a loved one who has departed. The Digital Altar Exhibit was created to honor and celebrate lives, and to serve as a virtual repository at the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives so that future generations may learn about the people who lived in this region. Museum staff will include a short feature on the Bearing Witness Initiative, which is documenting the lives lost to COVID-19.
The presentation will broadcast at facebook.com/MOSTHistory/live. Guests are encouraged to interact with the presenter by posting questions and comments on the live chat. The presentation will also be recorded and posted for public access on the Museum’s Facebook page and website at www.mosthistory.org.
This program is made possible by the generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was committed to educational causes in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created by her family to honor her memory and to continue providing educational opportunities for the community.