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October 23, 2016 all-day
Merchant's House Museum
29 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003

From Parlor to Grave: 1865 Funeral Reenactment and Graveyard Procession

Sunday, October 23, 4:00 to 5:30 pm

At the Merchant’s House Museum

In the 19th century, death and funerals took place at home. Join us in the Museum’s double parlor as we recreate the 1865 funeral service of Seabury Tredwell and discuss the funerary customs of 19th century New York City. After the service, mourners follow the coffin to nearby New York City Marble Cemetery – rarely open to the public – for the graveside service and cemetery talk. 19th century mourning attire is encouraged.

VIP tickets include front-row seating, black armbands (and the opportunity to lead the graveyard procession as a pallbearer).
$40, $55 VIP Seats, $25 MHM Members. Click here to purchase tickets.