Archive for Monday, October 22, 2007

Days of the Dead’ featured at museum

October 22, 2007

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The exhibit "Days of the Dead" is on display at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Also called Dias de los Muertos, the phrase refers to a Latin American holiday that takes place on the first two days of November when the dead are honored and remembered. Loved ones are commemorated by decorating graves and altars and sharing food with the spirits of the dead.

The exhibit is composed of artifacts owned by the Spencer Museum of Art and features an altar, wooden toys, photographs and Mexican crafts.

Guided tours are available on request. To schedule tours call the museum at 841-4109. The exhibit will run through Nov. 30.

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