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Special Tour: Disease, Death, and Mourning in Early America
October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
The ways people mourn and remember their dearly departed have changed dramatically over the centuries. During the month of October at the William Paca House, view a temporary exhibit on medical instruments and memento mori (literal translation: remember that you must die) from Early America. View postmortem photography, mourning attire, and memento mori jewelry, which often held the artfully woven hair of a deceased loved one.
Then, take a 30-minute tour of the WIlliam Paca House highlighting the evolution of medical practices, death, and mourning rituals during the 18th and 19th centuries. After the tour, visit the recently-installed physic garden in the William Paca Garden and learn how herbal remedies were used during the 18th century and beyond.
Cost: Admission to exhibit is free. Specialty tour is $8 General Admission; $6 HA Members and Volunteers.