Good Mourning Mendocino: Funeral Rites and Customs

Presented by Kelley House Museum at Kelley House Museum, Mendocino CA

Oct 01 2022
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Nov 28 2022
Good Mourning Mendocino: Funeral Rites and Customs

The photo, from the Kelley House Museum archives, shows Dr. James Milliken’s casket in the parlor of the Milliken house, in 1909.

This exhibit reveals the artistry of headstone carvings and mourning parlor décor as well as undertaker’s ledgers, burial plot invoices, and historic photos showing the funeral practices observed amongst Mendocino’s diverse cultures.

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.”

The Kelley House Museum invites you to explore one of life’s certainties—death—through a new exhibit on funeral customs followed throughout Mendocino’s history. Far from an exploration of the macabre, the exhibit reveals the artistry of headstone carvings and mourning parlor décor. Marvel at the business side of burial, as seen in undertaker’s ledgers and burial plot invoices. Historic photos showing the

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ADMISSION INFO

museum entrance is free, suggested donation $5

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Nov 26, 2022 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Nov 27, 2022 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Kelley House Museum

45007 Albion Street, Mendocino, CA 95460

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