CARSON CITY, Nev. — Make ofrendas (memorials to a departed person) and learn more about the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Nov. 2 at the Nevada State Museum.
Videos, crafts, songs, folkloric dance and special exhibits all will be employed to observe Dia de Los Muertos, a multicultural celebration of life through death. Those interested in making ofrendas for a departed person should bring memorabilia of the person, samples of favorite foods, symbols and remembrances of things the person loved.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the museum, 600 N. Carson St. Admission is $8, free for children ages 17 and younger. Details: 775-687-4810, ext. 237 or [email protected]. 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.
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.