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 year round, including 2/15).
Museum Holiday Hours

Library Hours

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

Admission

  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $10 active military w/ID
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free Tuesdays 5-8 pm
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members
  • Free to visit the library
     

Contact

651-259-3000
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2016 Feb 5

 

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Family Day Celebration

Sunday, 10/25/15, 12-4 p.m. Included with museum admission. 

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.

Schedule of events: 

• 12:45-1:30 p.m.: Opening ceremony, drumming and dancing with Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue
• 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.: Catrina Sings, a puppet show presented by Julie Kastigar-Boada and Gustavo Boada
• 1:45 & 3 p.m.: Mexican folk dance with Los Alegres Bailadores
• 2:15 & 3:30 p.m.: Mexican folk songs with Kathy and Abel Piñero
• 12-12:45 & 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Mexican loteria (bingo) with treats and prizes
• 12-3:30 p.m.: Face painting with Phyllis Chatham
• 1 p.m. (while supplies last): Food samples: Mexican hot chocolate and Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead) courtesy of the Consulate of Mexico
• 12:30 & 2 p.m.: Mexican street snack recipes and demonstration with Milissa Silva-Diaz
• 12-4 p.m.: Clay skull workshop with B.J. Christofferson ($1 supply fee)
• 12-4 p.m.: Posada printmaking with David Dybiec
• 12-4 p.m.: Bring a small photo or symbol to include in a shadowbox (nichos) honoring a loved one’s memory
• Mixed-media calaveras (decorative skulls) display by Marina Castillo
Cafe Minnesota will be serving a special menu of Tacos El Pastor with Minnesota Street Elote
• On display Oct. 20-Nov. 1: Ofrendas (altars) by professional artists and students, including Liz Pangerl, Monica Vega, Debbie Luna, Academia Cesar Chavez School, Capitol Hill Magnet School, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines, Guadalupe Alternative Programs, La Oportunidad, Olson Middle School, Minnehaha Academy and Perpich High School

 
 
Domingo 25 de Octubre • Noon-4 pm
Entrada: $12 adultos, $10 adultos mayores y estudiantes universitarios, $6 niños de 5 a 17 años.
Niños menores de 4 años y miembros del Minnesota Historical Society entran gratis.
Las actividades están incluidas con la admisión al museo a menos que se indique lo contrario.
 
Para los mexicanos y los mexico-americanos, el Día de los Muertos es una gran oportunidad para
honrar a nuestros antepasados y una importante tradición cultural. Acompáñanos en esta celebración anual.
 

Actividades destacadas

• 12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Ceremonia de apertura, tambores y baile por Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue
• 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.: Catrina Canta, un espectáculo de marionetas, presentado por Julie Kastigar-Boada y Gustavo Boada
• 1:45 & 3 p.m.: Baile folklórico mexicano por Los Alegres Bailadores
•  2:15 & 3:30 p.m.: Canciones folklóricas mexicanas por Kathy and Abel Piñero
• 12-4 p.m.: Exposición de calaveras por Marina Castillo
• 12-12:45 & 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Loteria (Mexican bingo) con premios
• 12-3:30 p.m.: Pintura de la cara por Phyllis Chatham
• 1 p.m.: Muestras de chocolate caliente Mexicano y Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead), cortesía del Consulado de México
• 12:30 & 2 p.m.: Demonstración de cocina y recetas por tentempiés Mexicanos con Milissa Silva-Diaz Artesanías
• 12-4 p.m.: Talleres de mascaras de barro con B.J. Christofferson ($1 costo de material)
• 12-4 p.m.: Impresiones de Jose Guadalupe Posada por David Dybiec
• 12-4 p.m.: Crea tu propia ofrenda– Trae una pequeña fotografía o un objeto simbólico de un ser
• Oct. 20 - Nov.1: Exhibición de Ofrendas (altares) por artistas profesionales y estudiantes: Liz Pangerl, Monica Vega, Debbie Luna, Academia Cesar Chavez School, Capitol Hill Magnet School, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines, Guadalupe Alternative Programs, La Oportunidad, Olson Middle School, Minnehaha Academy, Perpich High School

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