The clocks are stopped at the hour of your death, the curtains are drawn and the mirrors draped in black...come explore the unusual mourning customs and creepy superstitions of the Victorian era at Oaklands Historic House Museum in Murfreesboro.
Guided tours of the mansion with our mourners are available from October 14 through 31, 2013 during regular visiting hours, Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm with the last tour leaving at 3pm. Regular admission rates apply. For reservations and rates for groups, contact Mary Beth Nevills, educational director of Oaklands Historic House Museum.
"Oaklands is the perfect example of a hands-on teaching tool. The rotating exhibitions allow us to alternately show the joy and the pain experienced on the plantation. Mourning customs exploration allows us to show what a drastic cultural change our society has experienced when mourning the loss of a loved one," says James Manning, executive director of Oaklands Historic House Museum.
These special tours will come to an end on Halloween night as the mansion is set to receive spooky visitors for Trick-or-Treating at 4pm until all the candy has been given away.
For more information, contact Oaklands Historic House Museum at (615) 893-0022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.