Victorian Mourning and Mystique

York Masonic Hall
784 Main St., East Hartford, Ct.
Saturday, Oct.24,2009
1pm to 4:30 pm
Admission: $2.00

Victorian Mourning and Civil War displays

  • See Victorian era mourning dress, artwork and coffins, quilts and photos
  • Impact of Civil War on burial customs.
  • How to research for Civil War veteran ancestors
  • Displays of early history of Center Cemetery
  • Mourning jewelry and cemetery craft items will also be on sale.

Talks
2:00 pm -Victorian Cemetery Art and Symbolism
3:00 pm -The particulars of Victorian Dress, showing some very fine examples

Victorians were entertained by exploring the spiritual world
and trying to contact deceased loved ones with such things as séances,
fortune telling by cards and palm readings, crystal balls and the like.

Professional Handwriting Analysis – $ 5.00
(What does your signature say about you?)
Astrology consult -$5.00
Palm & Rune Readers – $5.00
Professional Tarot Card readers – $10.00

Refreshments will be available

Parking
Main St., parking lots of Raymond Library, Town Hall and YMCA, Bank of America

Sponsored by the Friends of Center Cemetery, as part of their 300th Anniversary Year celebrations of Center Cemetery.

All proceeds go to support their preservation efforts of this historic cemetery.
Contact Ruth Brown 860-643-5652 –

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