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Consolations of Memory 2020

  • Bellefontaine Cemetery 4947 West Florissant Avenue St Louis, MO 63115 (map)

Consolations of Memory isn’t quite like the other cemetery tours you’ll see coming up this fall . Rather than portraying the spirits of those buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery we portray the living, breathing people of the era who were left behind to mourn the loss of a loved one.

The tour begins with a a guided cemetery walk. As you make your way through the cemetery you will encounter Mourning Society members exploring topics that relate to life, death and mourning in the mid 19th Century. During the tour guests will learn about the tragic events in St Louis history, funeral and burial practices and how the dead were remembered. The tour is followed immediately by a funeral reenactment, procession and burial service.

Check back here for details about our 2020 event at Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Image courtesy of Curt Dennison