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Candle Light Tours
October 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - October 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for an evening exploring the fascinating world of Death and Mourning in the 19th century!
Discover the Victorian and Gilded Age’s attitudes towards death and mourning during a special candle-lit tour. Through each room, participants will learn about the causes of death, early embalming, superstitions, funeral customs, artifacts, and more from the 19th century.
Mark Twain once referred to death as “the impartial friend… the immortal who treats us all alike.” For those in the late 19th century, this impartial friend tended to visit with staggering frequency. This caused people to develop their fair share of superstitions and collect such things as photographs of the dead and hair wreaths as “Memento Mori.”
All tours start at 7:00pm.
Space is limited to 15 guests each night, no walk-ins will be accepted.
*On Saturday, October 29th, the tour will take a closer look at the tragic deaths of the Phelps family. You don’t want to miss it!*
Book online at www.phelpsmansion.org
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