Jefferson Historical Museum to host new benefit event to learn about burial customs | New


JEFFERSON — The Jefferson Historical Museum is hosting its first-ever benefit event offering guests a chance to learn about mourning and Victorian funeral customs, just in time for the Halloween holiday.

“Sitting with the Dead, Victorian Mourning and Funeral Customs,” a benefit presentation hosted by the Jefferson Historical Museum is scheduled for October 14-15 in Jefferson.

The fundraising event for the museum will take guests back in time to give them historically accurate accounts of mourning and funeral customs in the Victorian era.

Places for this very first event are limited and tickets will be on sale from September 15th. Tickets are $15 each and all proceeds benefit the museum.

“With atmospheric music and lighting, authentic props and actors in Victorian mourning, this program promises to be intriguing and compelling,” museum officials said in a statement. “This may be the most unusual and ambitious fundraiser the museum has ever presented. We hope that you will be in our audience on October 14 or 15 and that you will leave with the desire to know more.

Tickets can be purchased for either day’s presentation, which begins at 7 p.m. on October 14 or 15. Tickets are non-refundable and can be purchased by calling (903) 665-2775. For more information, visit the museum’s website at

The Jefferson Historical Museum is located at 223 W. Austin St. in Jefferson.

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Patrick F. Williams