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Mourning in Style

Green-Wood Historic Fund

Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Mourning in Style

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Ticket Sep 28, 2019 $30.00 $1.59
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Sep 28, 2019 $30.00 $1.59

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No one knew how to grieve like the Victorians. The elaborate and often downright weird rituals of the era – inspired by Queen Victoria who publicly mourned her husband’s death for forty years – provide a fascinating look at a culture for whom death was ever present. In the United States, losses from the Civil War eclipsed 600,000 deaths, or two percent of the entire population. Death was everywhere. Mourning was an art form. Widows dressed in black from head to toe for an entire year. Household mirrors were covered and clocks were stopped when a death occurred. Women created and wore intricate jewelry made from the hair of the deceased. And rural cemeteries were established across America. Green-Wood is one such example, which by the 1860’s drew over 500,000 visitors a year who came to see the cemetery’s collection of ornate monuments and mausoleums.
 
Join us for an afternoon symposium devoted to exploring the arts and Victorian culture of mourning and its legacy with illustrated talks and show-and-tell presentations of period artifacts. Speakers will include Colin Dickey, Evan Michelson, Jennifer Berman, Karen Bachmann and more!
 
This symposium is organized in partnership with Joanna Ebenstein, co-founder of the former Museum of Morbid Anatomy and Laetitia Barbier, former librarian of the Museum.
 
A full lineup of speakers will be announced in September.
 
$25 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $30 for non-members
 
 
Have questions about Mourning in Style? Contact Green-Wood Historic Fund

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Green-Wood
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)


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Green-Wood Historic Fund

The Green-Wood Historic Fund's mission is to maintain Green-Wood's monuments and buildings of historical, cultural and architectural significance; advance public knowledge and appreciation of this significance; and preserve the natural habitat and parklands of one of New York City's first green spaces.

Please note: all ending times listed are approximate, and all tickets are non-refundable unless event is canceled or rescheduled (in which case ticket price minus service fees can be refunded).

 

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© 2017 Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11232
contactus@green-wood.com
718-768-7300

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