Coachella Valley History Museum Dia De Los Muertos
Nov
3
4:30 PM16:30

Coachella Valley History Museum Dia De Los Muertos

The Coachella Valley History Museum is a historical campus which contains the 1926 adobe Smiley-Tyler House - housing our main exhibits - the historic 1909 Indio Schoolhouse and the world's only Date Museum.  Other highlights include our Desert Submarine, a Blacksmith's shop, pioneer farming implements and the archives for the Historical Society.  Also, the spacious grounds hold a variety of gardens which include a Memorial Date Garden, Japanese Garden, the Geissler Rose Garden, the Jardin del Desierto (Desert Garden)  and our Liberty Tree - the oldest Cork Tree in the Coachella Valley.

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The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands

or the fifth year, Sunnylands in partnership with various organizations will celebrate Coachella Valley Days of Los Muertos. On Friday, November 2, the Center & Gardens will be open until 9 pm with special programming in celebration of Day of the Dead:

  • 8:30 am – 9 pm: Crafts include monarch butterfly cut-outs that guests can color to decorate the gardens, and skull masks that guests can decorate and wear as they explore. Guests also can participate in a community display by completing the sentence “Before I die…” on colorful strips of paper, expressing their wishes for the future.

  • 11 am – 8 pm: Ofrendas for Day of the DeadOfrendas are altars created to celebrate and honor the life of a loved one who has passed. Families are invited to participate in this drop-in workshop to create a mini altar with a variety of materials. Families may also bring small items of their own to represent the loved one being remembered. No reservations are required, this is a drop-in program. No art experience necessary. For additional information, please call 760.202.2254.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Live music with musician David Macias. David Macias is an established musician from Southern California, best known for energetic performances filled with intricate acoustic guitar rhythms and bilingual lyrics.

For more information, please contact the education department at education@sunnylands.org or call 760.202.2254.

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