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Weep No More, Victorian Funeral Customs at My Old Kentucky Home Bardstown, KY

  • Weep No More, Victorian Funeral Customs at My Old Kentucky Home

LOCATION

501 E. Stephen Foster Avenue
My Old Kentucky Home State Park
Bardstown, KY 40004
DETAILS:

Weep No More, an exhibit on Victorian Mourning Customs is coming to My Old Kentucky Home!

Social customs related to the death of a family member during the Victorian era encouraged practices that publicly demonstrated the grief that the remaining family members were experiencing. Door knobs would be draped in black, as would door entries, mirrors, portraits of the deceased loved one, and clocks were stopped at the time of death.

The historic home at the park, Federal Hill, will be transformed into the Victorian world of mourning. Enter the mansion, draped in black swag and feather plumes and wander the darkened halls to hear the stories of the mansion’s storied past as it relates to death and demise.

CONTACT:
Richard Blanton
501 E. Stephen Foster Avenue,
Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 348-3502
Email: Richard.Blanton@ky.gov
DATES & TIMES:
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017  /  9:15 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.