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The Private Side of Victorian Mourning Practices in Nineteenth Century New England: The Cole’s Hill Memorial Cache
October 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
17 Mill Lane
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
Sponsored by: Victorian Society in America/New England Chapter; The Old Schwamb Mill
Listen to archaeologist and staff member of the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Nadia Waski, discuss a cache of 19th century personal adornment artifacts, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and other organic materials, excavated from Cole’s Hill in downtown Plymouth, during the 2016 field season of the Project 400: The Plymouth Colony Archaeological Field School. The cache potentially provides an alternative view of mourning and memorialization practices in Victorian-era New England. This discovery serves as a way to understand the private side of the traditionally public mourning practices of the Victorian-era. Light refreshments following the lecture.