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Oakwood Cemetery: Victorian Funeral Customs

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| $10

The customs of Victorian funerals.If you were sent back in time to the year 1875, would you know how to prepare for and handle the passing of a loved one?  Would you know that you were supposed to cover the mirror?  Stop all the clocks?  Sit with the deceased for a day and a night?  Would you know what to wear, and for how long?  Would you understand why an hourglass was carved into their headstone?

Sit for a spell and let Hegeler Carus Mansion Executive Director, Kelly Klobucher explain the customs and functions of Victorian funerals.

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