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Mourning in the 1850s Flashlight Tours
October 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021
During the 1850s, Hannah and William Root shared their home with their children and extended family. Hannah Root’s father, Leonard Simpson, lived with the family and passed away on October 11, 1856. For the month of October, the rooms inside the Root House will be decorated as they would have been following Leonard’s death. Curtains will be drawn, and rooms will be adorned with black crepe and ribbons. Visitors will be able to view 19th century embalming equipment, mourning jewelry made from human hair, and other curious artifacts related to death and mourning in the Victorian era.
Please bring your own flashlight.