Dia de los Muertos
We are thrilled to partner once more with the Santa Paula Art Museum and Pierce Brothers Cemetery to present a community-wide celebration of Dia de los Muertos for the city of Santa Paula! As one of three celebration sites located in the city, the Agriculture Museum will host cultural dance performances, display ofrendas created and contributed by people in the community, and provide fun craft activities and face-painting. We will also be serving horchata and have pan de muerto!
We have invited community partners, including E.J. Harrison and the Quilt Project Gold Coast, to join us in building this year’s ofrendas at the Agriculture Museum from October 30th to November 6th. On Dia de los Muertos, we will have an open altar space where attendees are invited to contribute decorative items, flowers, and photographs of loved ones who have passed on. These will also be kept on display for a week after the event. We cannot guarantee the return of every item to participants.