We are closed today.
Saturday, October 24
Starts at 2:00 PM
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) originated in Mexico over 3,000 years ago and is increasingly celebrated throughout Latin America and the United States. Celebrations of the holiday vary from region to region, but one thing remains constant: Día de los Muertos is a celebration of life and a time to honor loved ones who have passed.In this spirit, the Museum, Western Avenue Community Center, and Conexiones Latinas de McLean County are excited to announce that our annual Día de los Muertos celebration will return for its third year on Saturday, October 24.
Join the Museum, Western Avenue Community Center, and Conexiones Latinas de McLean County for a live-streamed concert on the Museum’s Facebook with local talent and friend Marcos Mendez at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24.
Born in South Texas, Mendez started playing guitar in 1996. After a move from San Antonio to Bloomington, IL in 2007, he started a band performing covers and original tunes. Mendez went solo in early 2012 and has been entertaining audiences with his guitar melodies and spirited vocals ever since.
Plan also to visit the Museum Square on October 24-25 to view an outdoor community ofrenda (altar), complete with photos of passed loved ones from local community members and a beautiful display by our community partners.