Date(s) & Time(s)
Friday, Sep 27, 2013 10:00 AM EST
Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 04:00 AM EST
Phone: 803.252.1770 ext 23
In order to properly show respect and honor their loved ones, Victorian Americans were expected to publicly demonstrate their sadness by following many strict social customs, including stages of mourning attire. Mourning the loss of a loved one is considered much more private in the present than in the 1860s- but is it really? Today we observe our own forms of public mourning, including Facebook pages, roadside memorials and tattoos. This year's A House in Mourning exhibit illustrates the differences and similarities between 19th- and 21st-century life, and is part of our regular tours.
Would you like to add to this exhibit? Send us your pictures and stories of public mourning. Use the hashtag #HouseInMourning on Twitter and Facebook throughout the month to share your photos and experiences with us, and we will select some to be added to the exhibit to demonstrate modern examples of mourning traditions.
For more information, please call 803.252.1770 ext. 23 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.