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Day of the Dead Exhibit Opens

September 16

Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico will be on exhibit from September 16 though December 12.

Apple Fest

September 20
10:30am – 4:30pm

Visit the MOA’s booth at Historic Bethabara Park’s Apple Fest to learn more about Native Americans in the Yadkin River Valley through hands-on artifacts.  Admission is free.

World Cultural Festival

September 26
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Visit our booth on Manchester Plaza for one of the Office of Multicultural Affair’s signature events.  We’ll have plenty of hands-on artifacts and information about the Museum.  Visit the OMA website for more information.

Dark in the Park

October 9
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Visit our booth at Historic Bethabara Park’s Dark in the Park for fun Day of the Dead crafts!  Admission is free.

Adult/Child Sugar Skull Class

October 24
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join the MOA staff at the Sawtooth School for this fun opportunity to decorate your own sugar skull.  The MOA will present objects and photos from the celebration to inspire your art.  The fee is $20 per adult/child pair.  Visit for more information and to register.

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.