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Victorian Funeral Reenactment & Graveyard Tour with Southampton Historical Museum

October 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Victorian Funeral Reenactment & Graveyard Tour with Southampton Historical Museum

Mourning the Victorian Way: A Funeral Reenactment and Graveyard Tour

LOCATION:          Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

DATE & TIME:      Saturday, October 29, 3:00 – 5:30 PM

FEE:                     $25 for adults ($10 discount for guests that wear all black)

                           RSVP REQUIRED 631 283-2494, limited admission

DESCRIPTION: In the 19th century, death and funerals took place at home. Join us in the Music Room at the Rogers Mansion as we recreate an 1880s funeral service and discuss the funerary customs of 19th century Southampton. The Music room will be draped in black crepe, mirrors and windows will be covered so the deceased’s soul will not be detained and clocks will be stopped at the moment of death. After the wake, mourners will follow the coffin to nearby North End Cemetery, for the tour of the burying grounds. 19th-century mourning attire is encouraged, there will be a $10 discount for participants who wear all black.

Many thanks to the Merchant House Museum in NYC for inspiring this performance.

Reservations are required, please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.


October 29, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Rogers Mansion, Southampton Historical Museum
17 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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