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.