Dia de los Muertos Ofrendas on Display
Wednesday, October 25-Sunday, November 5
Included with admission
Originating in central southern Mexico, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration welcoming back the dead, who visit with friends and family during the holiday. Celebrants believe that at midnight on Oct. 31, the souls of deceased children come to visit with their families. They stay through November 1. The souls of deceased adults visit on November 2. Altars are set up to welcome the deceased with their favorite foods, games, photos of the deceased and other favorites.
The Presidio Museum will host several ofrendas (altars) from Oct. 27 to Nov. 7 this year including those honoring these groups/individuals that have passed.
**Presidio Museum Friends & Family
The public is welcome to leave mementos on these altars, but please understand the items will not be returned.
In addition, community participants at this point include altars created by:
**Hearts that Purr
**Parents of Murdered Children
**Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Troop 6520 for Girl Scouts who Changed the World
**Catalina High School
**Sky Island Alliance for Wildlife Lost at the US/Mexico Border
**Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson