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MN History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Museum Hours

Tue 10 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
Closed Monday (Open Monday Holidays, 10 am-5 pm)
Museum Holiday Hours

Library Hours

Tue 9 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am-4 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Library Holiday Hours

Admission

  • $11 adults
  • $9 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $9 active military w/ID
  • $6 children ages 6-17
  • Free Tuesdays 5-8 pm
  • Free for children age 5 and under and  MNHS members.
     

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651-259-3000
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2014 Jul 24

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Day of the Dead

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, 12-4 p.m.

Included with museum admission

Learn about the holiday and join the History Center’s annual celebration that features music, folk dancing, puppet presentations by Teatro del Pueblo, traditional Mexican games, art workshops that include making nichos (miniature dioramas) decorating clay skulls ($1 supply fee) and printmaking. Sample traditional hot chocolate and Day of the Dead bread and beautiful ofrendas (altars) created as tributes to those who have departed created by local students and professional artists. Ofrendas will be on display at the History Center Oct.26 through Nov. 2.
 
Visitors can also see an exhibit of work by Mexican printmaker Jose Guadalupe 
Posada entitled, "La Muerte Tiene Permiso" (Death Has a Permit) on view Oct. 1 through Nov. 2 which is presented courtesy of the Consulate of Mexico, St. Paul, Minn.
 
 

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an important tradition in Mexican culture that helps families honor and remember loved ones who have died. In Mexican culture, the journey of death is considered a reason to celebrate, even in grief, and the colorful traditions and symbols of the holiday strengthen connections to ancestors. The History Center’s colorful and joyous annual festivities have included Aztec dance, beautifully decorated altars (ofrendas), puppet shows, hands-on activities and games, crafts, and traditional Mexican music and dancing.

Download a brochure about last year's event! (including Spanish translation)


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