Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Museum curator to explore Day of the Dead in Asheboro library talk

Day of the Dead sugar skull and figurines.
ASHEBORO -- The Day the of Dead is celebrated in Mexico simultaneously with the Catholic observances of All Saints and All Souls Days, November 1 and 2, as a festive time when families remember their dead and honor the continuity of life.

Join Sara Cromwell, curator of the Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology’s annual Day of the Dead exhibit, for a talk entitled “Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Cromwell’s discussion of the unique Mexican observance will include its history, modern variations and associated folk art.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, it’s free and the public is invited.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 336-318-6803.

History prof to explore role of American Indians during the Revolution in Asheboro library talk

ASHEBORO -- The often-overlooked history of the Native people of America’s Southeast in the Revolutionary War is the topic of a talk by UNC-Greensboro history professor Greg O’Brien at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26, at the Asheboro Public Library.

O’Brien’s talk, “Southern Indians in the American Revolution,” is free and the public is invited. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

In much of what is now the southern United States, American Indians played a significant, even decisive, role as all sides relied on them as allies. Indian people pursued their own agendas and also had an impact on post-war economic and political development.

In addition to his teaching duties, O’Brien edits the journal Native South and has written extensively about native peoples of the Southeast.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For more information, call 336-318-6803.