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Victorian Mourning Customs



Historic Jacksonville will be hosting Victorian Mourning Customs tours at Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House Museum between 11am and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21.  For Victorians, death was a part of life, giving it essential meaning, and they created elaborate rituals around the passing of a loved one.  The house will be decorated as a Victorian house in mourning—clocks stopped, mirrors draped in black, mourning wreath on the door, coffin in the parlor.  These 1-hour tours will begin every 15 minutes with costumed docents sharing the fashions, home décor, funeral etiquette, social behavior, and personal mementos that honored the dearly departed in the late 1800s.  Jacksonville's 1873 C.C. Beekman House Museum is located at 470 E. California.  

Tour admission is $5.  Additional information is available at 541-245-3650 or info@historicjacksonville.org. 

Historic Jacksonville, Inc.
541-245-3650
info@historicjacksonville.org
www.historicjacksonville.org
 


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