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Keep Your Finger On The Pulse
Mourning during the Victorian era was a ritualized and necessary process to effectively grieve loved ones but, like many other aspects, the bloodshed caused by the American Civil War changed how mourning was carried out. From dog tags to embalming, many of the changes forced by the Civil War are still felt today and show how people adapt even in the most devastating circumstances to find a meaning in loss.
Lectures will be held in the Wiggins Store Conference Room at Manatee Village Historical Park starting at 2 PM on the 4th Saturday, February to October, unless otherwise noted. Seating is limited, filled on a first come basis. Admission is free!