FREE FAMILY MORNINGS: Experience Aztec Chichimeca Dance, Art, and Ancient Instruments with Huehca Omeyocan

Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10am – 1pm

At Washington County Museum, located on the PCC Rock Creek Campus: 

17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland, OR, 97229

Experience pre-Columbian dance, art, and music at the Washington County Museum’s October Free Family Morning event! Eduardo Cruz and María Cortés are the directors of Huehca Omeyocan, a group dedicated to promoting cultural practices of the Mesoamerican people primarily focused on Azteca Chichimeca dance, music, and arts based on ancestral values. Visitors will get to experience playing ancient instruments, see the colorful dance costumes, enjoy a dance demonstration, and view their art, which will be on display in the museum for the entire month of October. Eduardo and María hope visitors will gain awareness of pre-Columbian culture and connect with their identity and ancestors through the sounds of their music, culture, art, and dance. This is a bilingual Spanish-English event. 

Free Family Mornings is an ongoing series hosted by the Washington County Museum. Each month from March through November the museum hosts a family-friendly, no-experience-needed workshop led by teaching artists from the community. Workshops are drop-in with no registration required. Museum entrance is always FREE during these events, and includes access to all exhibits.