Virtual Program on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm
In Victorian America, formal bereavement was an accepted cultural institution. Mourning was observed through many non-spoken rituals to commemorate the dead, dictate social behavior, and demonstrate the relationship to the deceased by a complicated system of rules to abide by. The use of symbolism in funerary monuments became increasingly important in how to memorialize a life that had passed, and impart information about how that life was lived; thereby creating an entire visual language around grief, mourning, and bereavement. In this virtual program, visitors will learn about Victorian mourning customs and decipher the symbolic messages left behind by Laurel Hill’s dearly departed.
This virtual talk will take place on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 6:00 pm. A zoom link will be in your confirmation email upon registration.
Ticket pricing is pay-what-you-wish. Contributions will support the work of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries. You can contribute through the RSVP link.
Tour Guide: Clarissa Shanahan