FORT WAYNE, Ind., (WFFT)--- Unlike Halloween, the Day of the Dead is a time to celebrate someone you’ve lost.
Shepard says, “The Day of the Dead is about honoring our loved ones who have passed away. It’s not about being scared or ghoulish or celebrating gore. It’s about remembering their lives and honoring what they did here on earth.”
Now, the museum is giving you a chance to honor loved ones who’ve passed away.
Shepard says, “We have this community altar right here that is a hands-free socially-distant way to celebrate a loved one who has passed away. If you simply want to share their name with us, we’ll put them on one of these butterflies right here and you can come to see your loved ones’ name honored.”
Shepard says there’s no need to be afraid of coming to the museum because they require masks and social distancing. She says, “We also don’t let you touch things in the first place, so you don’t have to worry about sharing exhibition components with other people. You can have an entire visit to the museum without touching basically anything!”
They also understand that people may be struggling during this pandemic and have an option for those on a budget.
Shepard says, “Thursday evenings are free for everybody! Free from 5-8 pm, no admission fee and we also offer free admission for military veterans all year long and every day that we’re open.”
The exhibit is open now through Nov. 29. To submit your loved one, click here.