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11 am. Theme Tour: Wakes & Tears: 19th Century Mourning Ritual

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: North Gatehouse, 791 Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Parking available within the cemetery.

This new tour explores the Victorians' view of death and their expressions of grief through socially expected rituals and customs.  The tour includes: the "Good Death," wakes & funerals, mourning etiquette & clothing, gravestone symbolism,  and epitaphs.

Tour Guide: Deb Coffey
Admission: $10 per person. Free for members and children under 16 who are accompanied by a paying adult. Free to SNAP recipients with ID.

Please note that in addition to paved roads the route includes some hills and uneven terrain, grassy areas, and dirt paths. We recommend comfortable walking shoes -- not open sandals.

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