Consolations of Memory

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Saturday October 5

10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM


 Consolation of Memory is a guided cemetery walk of the area surrounding Wild Wood Valley. Each year focus' on a different topic related to life, death, and mourning in the mid 19th century. During the tour, guests will learn about tragic events in St. Louis' history. funeral and burial practices, how the dead were remembered as the lives of those left behind to mourn and loss. The tour is followed immediately by a funeral reenactment, procession, and burial service.

2019's tour will focus on the history and development of 19th-century rural cemeteries and will be followed by a reenactment of the 1866 funeral of Maurice D. Blaine.

Consolation of Memory is presented by the Saint Louis Mourning Society with support from BellefonatineCematery & Arboretum.