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Horrors of the Household

Oct. 20, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

| $15


Hearthstone Historic House Museum
625 W Prospect Ave, Appleton, WI 54911 United States

Back by popular demand! As beautiful as many Victorian households were, they contained an almost untold number of dangers. From poisons in clothing and cosmetics, to the demands of Victorian fashion, to adulterated foods, and even to the new services – like electricity and plumbing – that made these dwellings the first modern homes, Victorian were surrounds by potentially fatal conditions.

The tour features Hearthstone decorated in Victorian mourning with black crepe adorning the windows, mirrors turned over, and clocks stopped. After the tour, guests will be able to view exhibits of memento mori – items Victorians crafted to help them mourn – including hair jewelry and post mortem photography.

These special tours sell out quickly!