Mourning Society - 1:30 Cycle

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Saturday October 15

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1:30 PM  –  4:00 PM

Consolation of Memory is a guided cemetery walk of the area surrounding Historic Hotchkiss Chapel. 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. The tour is followed immediately by a funeral reenactment, procession, and burial service.

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