Victorian Memory and Mourning, plus Cemetary Symbols



Location: Naper Settlement, Naperville, IL |
Start Date/Time: May 13, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
End Date/Time: May 13, 2017 – 3:00 p.m.

Get ready for Memorial Day with a look back at how Americans have traditionally handled death, mourning and memorialization. Experience hands-on Victorian mourning artifacts and memorials from the collection of folklorist Sheila Riley. Discover what mysterious gravestone symbols really mean, then practice your knowledge in a guided walking tour of Naperville Cemetery. This two-hour program will be led by Riley, director of learning experiences at Naper Settlement. Reservations are required.

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