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MOSTHistory presents Día de los Muertos: Recuerdos y Ofrendas on Nov. 2
MOSTHistory presents Día de los Muertos: Recuerdos y Ofrendas on Nov. 2

MOSTHistory presents Día de los Muertos: Recuerdos y Ofrendas on Nov. 2

The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum that preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, invites the community to discover a regional and unique tradition: Día de los Muertos. This event will take place Saturday, Nov. 2, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Día de los Muertos: Recuerdos y Ofrendas will celebrate and commemorate the traditions of religious and spiritual worship. Observing these traditions, MOSTHistory presents an annual Community Altar Exhibit in the Courtyard Gallery that will feature 11 altars intended to tell stories, share memories and honor the lives of the dearly departed. The exhibit will be on display from Nov. 2 to Nov. 17, except Mondays when the museum is closed to the public. The Mystery Altar sponsored by the museum’s Collections Department will feature vintage photographs of unidentified people from the photograph collection in the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives. The altar will honor the nameless and carry a preservation message about the importance of documenting family photographs. An additional altar will be featured in the museum’s Grand Lobby, under the stairway. Constructed by Elizabeth Puentes and her Edinburg CISD Longoria Middle School art students, the altar will honor the legendary Rogelio Botello Rios, radio and television personality who passed away in 2017. Rogelio Botello Rios served in radio and TV broadcasting for 48 years, including as host of the popular music variety show, “Aquí Rogelio.” There will be plenty of crafts for children and parents to enjoy together. The Discovery Room will have a sugar skull decorating craft for $3. Free crafts such as the Mini Altar Craft, which you can decorate and take home, will be available in several of the museum spaces. Don’t forget to stop behind the stairs, and make a paper flower to either keep as a memento or add it to the colorful Community Flower Display by the wrought iron stair railing. Find another free activity for families in the Classroom where Book Buzz of UTRGV will present a Día de los Muertos puppet show and activity. Venture out to Legacy Park to learn about the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle presented by a Texas Master Naturalist. Be sure to take photographs in front of the life-sized monarch wings, eight-foot-tall flower archway, panteón (cemetery) display in Legacy Park and Mexican revolutionary living history group Los Liberadores. Also, explore the signature Rio Grande Legacy Exhibition and discover the shared regional history. Tradition ...

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