Northern Nevada residents or visitors are invited to participate in this celebration to honor their beloved departed and participate in this recognition of Mexican culture. Carson City is filled with history and culture. It is the capital of Nevada. The scenic drive to Carson City is remarkable from any direction. You may want to take the opportunity to visit historic Virginia City before the winter sets in and turns driving to depressing.
The Day of the Dead celebrations will be held at the Nevada State Museum on Saturday, November 6, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults; it is free for children ages 17 and under, and museum members.
Like other celebrations across the world, there will be fun for all ages. Crafts will be offered in such items as sugar skulls, papel picado (paper cutting) and folkloric figurines. Adding a special touch of culture and beauty will be dances, ofrendas (the displays honoring departed loved ones), and artist presentations.
For a beautiful picture of the 2008 celebration at the museum, please see Aroundcarson.com’s site here.
Currently the weather outlook is good. As always, check the weather before traveling in a mountain region. This event promises to be entertaining and educational. Enjoy and celebrate in Northern Nevada.
If you are not a museum member and you live in the area, consider this beneficial opportunity to join. Museums everywhere can only survive if we help cover their operational costs. History cannot be replaced; we can all make a difference in what our future generations will have as an example of historical value.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Curator of Education at Nevada State Museum, Carson City, Deborah Stevenson, 775-687-4810, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nevada State Museum
600 N. Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89701
Nevada State Museum information on Day of the Dead activities email
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