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Family Day at the State Museum examines Day of the Dead celebration

Family Day at the State Museum examines Day of the Dead celebration

The Wyoming State Museum’s next Family Days program, an examination of the cultural traditions and folk art of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, will be held on Saturday, November 7. Visitors are invited to stop by the Museum anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. During their visit, participants will celebrate the Mexican holiday as they decorate sugar skulls, make tissue paper marigolds and papel picado, and help create a community altar. Members of Las Angelitas Unidas y Los Rayos del Sol will be demonstrating traditional dancing and offering sugar skull face painting. According to Nathan Doerr, Curator of Education at the Wyoming State Museum, “Dia de los Muertos is a day dedicated to remembering those who have departed. As opposed to Halloween, it is a day of celebration filled with rich cultural traditions and colorful folk arts. Celebrating those traditions and arts is a way for us to explore the cultures that are a part of Wyoming’s past and present.” Family Days is a free program of the Wyoming State Museum that provides children and their families with fun and educational opportunities to explore Wyoming’s natural and cultural resources. The program is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month, September through May, at the Wyoming State Museum. Each month’s program has a different theme. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Nathan Doerr at 777-7021. h/t Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources #shortgo