For the second year, the High Point Museum and the YWCA Latino Family Center have partnered for a Dia de los Muertos event. The event will be held Saturday, November 3 from noon until 2 p.m. at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. The event is a hands-on learning experience and celebration of the Day of the Dead with altars, sugar skulls, kids activities, and a honoring of the loved ones that have passed away, a Latin American tradition brought to the High Point community by High Point families.
“Even though the Day of the Dead tradition is relatively new to our community, the idea of honoring and maintaining a strong sense of family heritage is not new to High Point,” Edith Brady, Museum Director, said. “This program is a wonderful opportunity for community members to celebrate family together.”
Come learn and experience the Latinx culture and view our community’s Dia de los Muertos altars and food offerings. Activities will include papel picado (paper decorations), paper flower making, face painting and sugar skulls painting. Refreshments including tamales, sweet breads and champurrado (Mexican hot chocolate) will be available. The event is free and open to the public.
The Day of the Dead altars will be on display in the Museum lobby October 30 – November 3. The altars are the most prominent feature in the celebration because they show the souls the way home. The altars make the souls (animas) feel welcome and show they have not been forgotten. Most altars feature photos, personal items, candles, food including candy and fruit, flowers, salt and religious elements.
The High Point Museum, a division of the High Point Public Library, is dedicated to sharing Greater High Point’s history, providing perspective for current issues, and strengthening the sense of community.
The City of High Point aims to serve as the catalyst for bringing together the community’s human, economic and civic resources for the purpose of creating the single most livable, safe and prosperous community in America. For more information on the City, visit www.highpointnc.gov