October 31, 2018

Contact: Amy Poos

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site hosts Victorian mourning practices Nov. 3

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 31, 2018 – The public is invited to experience and learn about Victorian mourning practices at the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3. The formal parlors with curtains drawn and black fabric covering mirrors will be astonishing to see. Post-mortem photographs will be on display along with clothing of the time worn while in mourning. The house will remain in mourning throughout November during normal tour hours, and regular tour rates will apply.

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is located at 312 Dawson Road in New Madrid, in southeast Missouri. For more information, contact the site at 573-748-5340.

For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.