culture http://wboi.org en Dia De Los Muertos Celebrated At The Fort Wayne Museum Of Art http://wboi.org/post/dia-de-los-muertos-celebrated-fort-wayne-museum-art <p></p><p>Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, is November 1st and 2nd. It's an ancient holiday that is still widely celebrated throughout Latin America. The celebration commemorates the souls of loved ones with food, music, and altars that pay homage. Now the holiday is becoming more main stream. <a href="http://www.fwmoa.org/">The Fort Wayne Museum of Art holds </a>an annual community exhibit and family celebration, where&nbsp;some locals are maintain their traditions, and others discover them for the first time.</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Virginia Alvino 22319 at http://wboi.org Dia De Los Muertos Celebrated At The Fort Wayne Museum Of Art Covered Bridges Disappearing, But Still Community Centerpieces http://wboi.org/post/covered-bridges-disappearing-still-community-centerpieces <p>In the 1800's, an estimated 400 to 500 wooden covered bridges dotted the Hoosier landscape.</p><p></p><p>As you might expect, time and progress have taken a toll, and now just 90 such structures remain.</p><p></p><p>To take a look at the history and significance of the covered bridge, WBOI Arts Producer Julia Meek sat down with&nbsp;Ron Branson,&nbsp;founder of the <a href="http://www.countyhistory.com/">Indiana County History Preservation Society</a>, and author of "Covered Bridges of Indiana.”</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:28:44 +0000 Sean Bueter 22010 at http://wboi.org