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Woven into Mourning: Memorial Hairwork in the Nineteenth-Century

Woven into Mourning:

Memorial Hairwork in the Nineteenth-Century

At the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Hairwork has been incorporated into small personal mourning keepsakes since the early colonial period.  Come view the progression of hairwork in rings, brooches, pendants, lockets, and wreaths as concepts of death and mourning customs developed throughout the nineteenth-century into an industry of mourning.
Part I- September 15 to November 8
Part II- November 10 to January 3
Free with admission.  Free for Museum Members.

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