Celebrating the Day of the Dead | A Community Cultural Event

Join us on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018 | 6:00-9:00pm

The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center | 601 Main Street, St. Joseph

It’s all about Family 
Join us as we host a gathering for all family members to celebrate, honor and remember the family we’ve had in our lives. Following the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos, the celebration will be filled with colorful flowers, face painting, children’s crafts, delicious Mexican cuisine, a special event beverage, live music, a “pop up” market, and dancing.  Bring photos of your loved ones who have passed to display at the “cemetery” and reflect on all the happiness they brought to your lives. 

Día de los Muertos
Es todo sobre la familia. Únase a nosotros mientras organizamos una reunión para todos los miembros de la familia para celebrar, honrar y recordar a la familia que hemos tenido en nuestras vidas. Siguiendo la tradición mexicana del Día de los Muertos, la celebración se llenará de flores coloridas, pintura de cara, manualidades para niños, deliciosa cocina mexicana, una bebida especial, música en vivo, un mercado emergente y baile.  Traiga fotos de sus seres queridos que pasaron para mostrarse en el “cementerio” y reflexionar sobre toda la felicidad que les trajeron a sus vidas.

$40 per person | $5 children (12 & under) 

~ Cash Bar~

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact
The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center | 269-983-1191
Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra | 269-982-4030 


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In Memory of Priscilla U. Byrns

2012 Annual Meeting

Our first front sign, 1998

1997 Hard Hat Party







Priscilla with her children

Priscilla with family





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Every community needs a remembering place …

We all need a place that tells our stories, through artifacts, through our dreams; a place that shares how our community came to be what it is today and why we live the way we do. We also need a place that inspires us to keep our story going. The Heritage Museum at the Priscilla U. Byrns Center is our remembering place in St. Joseph, Michigan. The museum houses our area’s history, its artifacts and archival collections and a research library in a classical building along Main Street. Carefully preserved and beautifully appointed, it presents our stories in spacious exhibit halls and creates new memories in elegant banquet facilities.

Every person’s story is important and because we believe sharing these stories is just as important, Museum admission is free to everyone. Come journey into our past, gain a deeper understanding of our present and thrill at the possibilities for the future. If we can become part of your life’s special events, please contact us. We would be privileged to weave your chapter into ours.