This is an educational view on how we deal with illness and death now versus how Victorian-era families were directly involved in the funeral process, says MacKenzie Pacifico, Four Mile development director.
Along with the step-by-step tour of a Victorian home funeral, there will be stations set up for braiding the hair of dead relatives (dont worry, the hair is fake), gravestone rubbing and humorous obituary writing where patrons can create silly passages about the pretend deceased.
The Victorian Mourning program runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the park, 715 South Forest Street, and is open to all ages; tickets are $4 to $7. Tea and historically accurate snacks will be served. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.fourmilepark.org or call 720-865-0800.
Sun., Feb. 13, 12-4 p.m., 2011