Hunter-Dawson Historic Site to enter state of mourning

(Source: Missouri State Parks)

Step back in time at the Hunter-Dawson Historic site.

Missouri State Parks is hosting a special program for you to experience Victorian mourning practices.

The formal parlors with curtains drawn and black fabric covering mirrors will be astonishing to see. Post-mortem photographs will be on display along with clothing worn while in mourning.

This is a free program on Saturday, Nov. 9 with practices held at 1, 1:30 and 2 p.m.

The house will remain in a state of mourning throughout November. Regular tour rates will apply.

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is located 312 Dawson Road, New Madrid. For more information about the event, call the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 573-748-5340.

For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the web at mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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