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Saying Goodbye In Victorian America

Did you know that in Victorian America widows would save their mourning tears in tiny glass vials known as Tear Catchers? Did you know that many Victorian homes displayed beautiful hair wreaths woven from their departed ancestor’s locks in their parlors? Do you know how Victorians protected themselves from mistakenly being buried alive? These and many other fascinating 19th century mourning customs and superstitions will be revealed in an intriguing program titled “Saying Goodbye in Victorian America.” Written and produced by Tom La Porte, its initial presentation will be held at the Bristol Historical Society on Thursday, April 24, ...