Oneida Community cemetery tour planned for Oct. 28

WHENSaturday, Oct. 28, 2017 – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida

WHO: Dr. Molly Jessup, curator of education

Join us Saturday, Oct. 28, at 4:30 p.m., to explore mourning culture in the 19th century as represented in the Oneida Community’s cemetery.

A tour of the cemetery will follow a brief talk on how people mourned in the 19th and early 20th centuries and how the Oneida Community understood and practiced death and the afterlife. This walking tour, led by curator of education Molly Jessup, will explore ways in which the cemetery reflects community beliefs and reveals changing Community practices over time. Jessup will also share stories about the lives and deaths of notable Community members such as Mary Cragin and Tirzah Miller.

Participants should wear comfortable hiking or walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.

The event is free for members, non-members are $7 and students (ages 8 & up): $3.

The Oneida Community Mansion House was the residence of the 19th century utopian Oneida Community (1848 – 1880). Today, the OCMH is a National Historic Landmark and educational not-profit [501(c) 3] organization chartered by the New York State Department of Education. The OCMH preserves, collects and interprets the material culture and intangible heritage of the Oneida Community on 33 acres of landscaped lawns and gardens. The Oneida Community Mansion House is located at 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida. Hours and directions: 315-363-0745 or see: www.oneidacommunity.org.

The House is open for visitors Monday through Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm, and Sunday from noon until 5 pm. Guided tours are provided (with admission) Wednesday through Saturday at 10 am and 2 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. Oneida Community Mansion House is located at 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida.

More information: 315-363-0745 or see: www.oneidacommunity.org

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