Halloween and Mourning Tours
- Heritage Square Museum
- Saturday, October 29, 2011 to Sunday, October 30, 2011
- 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Along with participating in a mock (we hope!) funeral, guests who partake of Heritage Square Museum’s Halloween and Mourning Tours on Saturday will learn about Victorian-era mourning rituals and the Spiritualism movement. The program is more family friendly on Sunday, when kids can enjoy period games, a craft station, spooky stories, and a pumpkin patch
8th Annual Halloween & Mourning Tours
Saturday, October 29, 2011, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Enjoy the creepy happenings of Halloween at Heritage Square Museum during the Eighth Annual Halloween and Mourning Tours. This two day event, hosted on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, is perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
Learn all about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era and participate in a funeral inside one of our historic homes. Find out about the movement of Spiritualism; what it was, who followed it and why, and perhaps have your future foretold by a fortune teller. See how other cultures celebrate and remember their loved. Finally, discover how even the intricate details of clothing played a role how Victorians showed their loss of a loved one, what hair jewelry is, and much more.
On Sunday, (Oct 30), Halloween and Mourning Toursis more family friendly. Children ages 2 to 12 may come play period games, make 19th century harvest crafts, choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch (while supplies last), bob for apples, and listen to spooky stories in the Ford House by the San Gabriel Valley Storytellers.
Admission to this orignal Halloween, living history event is $10.00 for Adults, $8.00 for Seniors over 65, $5.00 for Children 6 to 12 years. Free for Children under 6 and Museum members