It's that time of year again when we turn our thoughts into doleful channels for for “Who breathes must suffer, and who thinks must mourn,"
Consolations of Memory - Saturday October 6, 2018
Our fourth annual 19th century funeral tour will take place at Bellefontaine Cemetery on Saturday October 6th, 2018. This is a guided cemetery walk of the area surrounding Hotchkiss Chapel. During the tour guests will learn about funeral and burial practices, how the dead were remembered and the lives of those left behind to mourn the loss. The tour is followed immediately by a funeral reenactment, procession and burial service.
This year's event will focus on the Cholera Epidemic that plagued St. Louis in August and September of 1866 taking 3257 lives.
Tours take place at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Space is limited so please register for this free event.
Campbell House by Candlelight - Friday October 26, 2018
We are so honored to be a part of this year's Campbell House by Candlelight Tour on Friday Oct 26th, 2018.
Enjoy a night at the Campbell House while you learn about Victorian mourning etiquette, dress, and cemeteries at the time. Witness Robert Campbell's 1879 wake in the parlor and about the process of preparing the deceased for the funeral. Don't forget to try some funeral biscuits!
Tours start every 30 minutes from 6pm to 8pm.
Reservations required. $15 per person, $5 for members. Click here to choose your tour time and buy your tickets