Nevada State Museum will celebrate Dia de los Muertos from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Also known as Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos is a multi-cultural celebration of life, through death, for entire families. The museum’s eighth annual observance will feature ofrendas, video, crafts, songs, dance and special exhibits. Dance will be by colorful, folkloric groups. Crafts include creation of sugar skulls that honor the deceased loved ones. Ofrendas are displays by families that include memorabilia from the departed person, with samples of favorite foods, symbols and remembrances of things people loved. Pan de Muerto is a traditional bread associated with the celebration.
Jesse Ortiz will present aspects of Latino cultural heritage through dance in two 45-minute Aztec performances at 1 and 3 p.m. The Sacramento dance group Danza Azteka Quetzalcoatl features about a dozen dancers, age four through adult, Ortiz said.
The Nevada State Museum is located at 600 N. Carson Street. Admission: $8 adults; free for museum members and children 17 and under. For more information, contact [email protected] or (775) 687-4810, ext. 237 or visit nevadaculture.org. The Nevada State Museum is one of seven managed by the state Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.