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Spooky Saturday


Get into the fall spirit - join us for a spooky Saturday at Genesee Country Village & Museum! See the Historic Village in all of its fall splendor, attend a frighteningly fascinating talk on the history of rural cemeteries in America, see and smell historic dishes cooking in our kitchens, view Victorian mourning jewelry in the John L. Wehle Gallery, and more. Join Curator Brandon W. Brooks at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. (if you dare!) for a fascinating exploration of the rural cemetery movement in 19th century. Why do our cemeteries look like parks, with paved paths and manicured trees? What do the symbols on tombstones actually mean? Why are modern cemeteries so uniform? This talk examines the exciting world of the 19th-century Rural Cemetery Movement, in all its panoramic grandeur. This talk features a few extant 19th-century funerary items – grave markers, coffins, coffin plates, and even a real tombstone!

Genesee Country Village & Museum
  • 1410 Flint Hill Road
  • Mumford, NY 14511-0310