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Death Comes To The Phelps
October 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - October 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
***Friday October 29th SOLD OUT***
Join us for an evening exploring the fascinating world of Death and Mourning in the 19th century in two separate tours! Friday night tours discover the Victorians and Gilded Age’s attitude towards death & 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. On the Saturday night Tours, we will focus more on the tragic end to one of Binghamton’s richest families… The Phelps.
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, a reminder that our boney friend was not far behind.
Special Candle Light Tours Adults $15.00 Seniors and Students $10.00 Children (12 – 17) $5.00