We had a wonderful event this past Saturday at Bellefontaine Cemetery and even got into the Post Dispatch. How exciting! If you couldn’t join us this year for our annual cemetery walk and funeral reenactment, Consolations of Memory at Bellefontaine Cemetery, don’t worry! We have another event coming up in a few weeks at the Campbell House Museum on Friday October 26th.
Campbell House by Candlelight is a special evening tour of the museum where you’ll experience Robert Campbell's 1879 wake in the parlor and hear about the process of preparing the deceased for the funeral, Victorian mourning etiquette, dress, and cemeteries. There will be several unique original objects on display: antique coffins, post-mortem photographs, funeral ephemera, mourning and sentimental jewelry and more! Get your tickets here before they sell out.
In the meantime make sure to play along with our online Cemetery Scavenger Hunt. We still have three more weeks of posts to go before we finish up right before Halloween.
We now have an online sign-up for email updates about what we have coming up!