The Art of Mourning: 19th Century Postmortem & Memorial Photography Lecture
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2:00pm
Norwalk Historical Society Museum
Photos from beyond the grave!
Join Elizabeth Burns, of the nationally renown Burns Archive and historic photo consultant for THE KNICK & MERCY STREET, for an intimate look at The Art of Mourning: 19th Century Postmortem & Memorial Photography".
People used photography to memorialize dead loved ones with a reverence little understood today. Learn how these photographs were a normal part of the culture, and how they are testament to a time when the magic of photography offered the hope of extending relationships. Rare postmortem photographs from the Burns Archive will be incorporated into the lecture.
Please note that the lecture will take place upstairs in the museum and at this time there is no elevator. Limited seating available!
The Norwalk Historical Society Museum is located at 141 East Avenue. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue. The museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department.
All ticket purchases are non-refundable, except when the event is cancelled or rescheduled by the Norwalk Historical Society. No credit or refund is available if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
Cancellations and Schedule Changes:
The Norwalk Historical Society reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an event due to low enrollment, presenter illness, or other circumstances. If the event is cancelled, participants will receive a full refund of their registration fee. If the event is rescheduled, participants will have the option of attending the rescheduled event or receiving a full refund.
Norwalk Historical Society Museum (View)
141 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|