Mourning and Funerary Practices of the 1800s

October 07, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On this afternoon, living historians will demonstrate and discuss mourning and funerary practices of the 1800s.  There will be a discussion on early  military funerary practices as would have been done at Fort Jesup during its 25 years of activity, as well as talk on mourning rites, mourning dress, the idea of a mourning period, and the superstitions focused around those practices as well.