Victorian Mourning Customs Tours at Beekman House

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October 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

1-Hour Tours between 11 am – 3 pm.

For Victorians, death was a part of life, giving it essential meaning, and they created elaborate rituals around the passing of a loved one.  Between 11am and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, Historic Jacksonville, Inc. will be offering 1-hour “Victorian Mourning Customs” tours every 15 minutes at Jacksonville’s 1873 C.C. Beekman House Museum, located at 470 E. California. Historic Jacksonville

The house will be decorated as a Victorian house in mourning—clocks stopped, mirrors draped in black, mourning wreath on the door, coffin in the parlor.  Costumed docents will share the fashions, home décor, funeral etiquette, social behavior, and personal mementos that honored the dearly departed in the late 1800s.  Tour admission, $5.  541-245-3650 or