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19th Century Mourning Practices

July 15, 2017 at 1 pm at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center

Death was ever-present during the Civil War and it was the women who were responsible for carrying out all the preparations and traditions for mourning from making sure the family was dressed correctly to decorating the home. Come learn about the fascinating and complicated practice of mourning in the 1860s.