Hispanic Heritage Month At The Indiana State Museum

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Latino music, education and performance arts on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Level 1 of the museum. The free celebration will help connect young Latinos with their elders. And, this year's event will showcase exciting speakers, tours, spicy performances and activities highlighting the state's rich Latino history.
While enjoying the festival be sure to explore the month-long exhibit of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, Ofrendas, which the Indiana State Museum will celebrate with a festival on October 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. You'll see altars, or ofrendas, created by community members, artists, schools and families in Indiana. As in the Day of the Dead tradition, each altar celebrates the life of a deceased person and symbolically welcome their returning soul. These altar's will be located in Legacy Theater on Level 1 of the museum from September 27 through November 2. A interesting part of the exhibit is learning how these altars are decorated using photos, trinkets, and other items to help personalize and create a tribute to each person.
"Over the past two years, I've enjoyed helping the ISM with the planning of their Latino Festival of the Arts . Indiana Latino Heritage Day, promises to engage the Latino community, statewide, and grow our collections showcasing Indiana Hispanics," said Carlos Sosa, event partner and local businessman.
The festival will include:
  • A Afro-Latin dance performance by the Sancocho Music and Dance Collage
  • Panel discussion focusing on Latino culture and history throughout the state
  • Exhibitors who will help tell Indiana's Latinos story
  • Activities will include a chance for children to create their own super hero persona and cape
  • You can also tour the museum's second floor gallery
Celebrate Latino History at the Indiana State Museum, located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis!
Getting There:
Both Indiana Latino Heritage Day and Day of the Dead events are included with museum admission, and for ticket information visit www.indianamuseum.org.

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