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Ancestros de Mexico Fiesta A Roaring Success

The Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society's Ancestors of Mexico event held Sunday in the Plaza brought out more than 400 people to celebrate.

 

Mariachi Tarasco took to the gazebo in the Healdsburg Plaza on Sunday to celebrate and honor the Mexican heritage of many of Healdsburg's residents.

A generous donation by Pedro and Octavio Diaz, the brothers who respectively operate El Farolito Mexican Restaurant, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"el-farolito-mexican-restaurant"} --> and event brought more than 400 celebrants to the park, where they enjoyed the music, watched Aztec dancers and Ballet Folklorico groups, ate tamales handmade by

Holly Hoods September 18, 2012 at 06:45 PM
The Ancestors of Mexico” exhibit, celebrating the Mexican history and heritage of Healdsburg and northern Sonoma County, opened at the Healdsburg Museum on August 1 and will be on display through November 8th. The exhibit features history and cultural traditions, handcrafted textiles and pottery from Mexican artisans, photos and memorabilia on loan from local Mexican-American families, plus a few historical artifacts and photos from the Museum’s collection. The exhibit is primarily based on outreach to the community. We wanted to encourage local people to share their family histories and photographs with the Healdsburg Museum and to celebrate Mexican heritage. We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to the exhibit and event. Our "Ancestors of Mexico" event in the Plaza brought people together to celebrate and honor Mexican culture and history of this area. We were fortunate that the Plaza was available on September 16, Mexican Independence Day. It was so gratifying to see such a huge integrated crowd gather together on Sunday afternoon enjoying mariachi music, traditional Mexican dance and clothing, food and drink, Museum displays and a raffle. We advertised it as a alcohol-free, family-friendly event and that's what it was. Thank you to all who helped or attended the event!

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