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House in Mourning

  • Presented By
    Heritage Museum Park
  • Location
    Graham-Ginestra House
    1115 S. Main St.
    Rockford, IL 61101
  • Phone
    (815) 962-7402
  • Date
    February 9, 2020 - February 23, 2020
  • Time
    Sundays 2 - 4 p.m. | February 9, 16, 23 | Special showing Tuesday, Feb. 11 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Price
    $5 student | $7 individual | $15 per family | Free for members
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Additional Information

Sundays, February 9, 16, 23, 2-4 p.m.
The Graham–Ginestra House will host “House in Mourning” every Sunday in the month of February. Join us in experiencing Victorian Mourning & Funeral Customs. Black veils and crepe will cover the mirrors and portraits throughout the home to avoid trapping the spirits of the deceased. The front parlor will be complete with a casket (compliments of Sundberg Funeral Home), floral arrangements, and funeral biscuits and a loaned exhibit of unique hair jewelry and other Victorian funeral artifacts will be available for viewing as well. Guests will receive black ribbon pins to wear, customarily worn by mourners to prevent deaths spreading even further. 

Tuesday, February 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Freeman Graham, the entrepreneur and builder of the Graham-Ginestra House, passed away on February 11, 1896.  We will be hosting a special showing on Tuesday, February 11  

Subarea:Rockford Southwest

Heritage Museum Park Welcome Center, Ethnic Heritage Museum - 1129 South Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 | Graham-Ginestra House – 1115 S. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 ----- From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.): West 6.5 miles on Business 20 to IL 2 southbound (S. Church St.-S. Main St.). Turn left (south) on IL 2 for a little over one mile. Museum is on the right-hand side of S. Main Street. ----- From I-39: Go west on Bypass U.S. 20 to IL 2 (S. Main St.). Turn north on IL 2 to the museum on the west side of the street. ----- Parking is available on the street or in the lot on the corner of S. Main St. and Morgan Street, north of the museum park.

House in Mourning
  • February 9, 2020 - February 23, 2020
  • Graham-Ginestra House
  • $5 student | $7 individual | $15 per family | Free for members