Día de los Muertos at Santa Monica History Museum

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November 10, 2023, 11:00 am to 5:00 PM
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Santa Monica History Musem
1350 7th Street
Santa Monica, California 90401
Día de los Muertos at Santa Monica History Museum

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SMHM hosts students from area high schools and youth groups as we honor the Day of the Dead or  Día de los Muertos. Students share thoughtfully crafted altars offering a heartfelt tribute to the cherished tradition of honoring family and friends who passed away.

Día de los Muertos, often described as a time when the veil between the spirit world and our own grows thin, provides a unique opportunity for individuals to emotionally reconnect with their departed loved ones. This occasion serves as a poignant and joyous remembrance, offering solace for those processing the loss of family and friends while simultaneously paying heartfelt tribute to their memory. Day of the Dead It is not a mournful commemoration but a joyous, colorful celebration of life and memories.

Participating high schools in this culturally rich event include students from Santa Monica High School, Venice High School, University High School, Hamilton High School, Culver City High School, and Fairfax High School.

Join us for a communal celebration of family, culture, connection and history as we open the doors of our memories and hearts, symbolically inviting our ancestors and loved ones to be part of our present. Watch this space or follow us on social media for programming updates during this exceptional pop-up exhibition.

Día de los Muertos at Santa Monica History Museum