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Day of the Dead Excursion

October 25
10:30am – 3:00pm

The Hispanic League, the Museum of Anthropology and Sawtooth School collaborated to create this special outing celebrating the Day of the Dead.  The excursion will start in the morning at the Museum of Anthropology for an educational presentation and guided tour of the exhibit Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico. The exhibit’s centerpiece, a traditional Mexican ofrenda or home altar, will serve as the backdrop to teach participants about the celebration’s history, observances, and folk art. After an authentic Mexican meal at the Museum over the lunch hour, participants will move to Sawtooth School for a workshop where veteran mask maker Martina Moore will guide them through each step of the creative process to produce a Day of the Dead inspired mask. Participants will have the option of displaying their masks in the Museum of Anthropology’s exhibition through early December.  The excursion is open to ages 14 and over.  The fee is $50 per person.  Visit for information and to register.

Kachina Doll Workshop

November 9
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Kachinas are used by the Hopi people of the United States Southwest to portray the spirits that they believe surround them.  In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, participants in this program will learn about the Hopi people and make their own kachina doll.  The fee is $10 per doll ($7 for MOA Friends).  The workshop is open to all ages.  Advanced registration is required.  Call 336.758.5282 or email to register.

Closed for Thanksgiving

November 26 – December 1

The Museum will be closed for Thanksgiving from Wednesday, November 26 to Monday, December 1.

Day of the Dead Exhibit Closes

December 12

The final day to view Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico before it closes is Friday, December 12.

Closed for Winter Break

December 13, 2014 – January 4, 2015

The Museum will be closed for Winter Break from December 12, 2014 to January 4, 2015.