AUDIO | Podcast #3 - Part 1: "Victorian Funeral Traditions" with Dr. Marsha Hendrix, Director, Fulton Mansion


Click play to listen (newsletter readers click the TITLE) to a podcast by Dr. Marsha Hendrix, Director of the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, as she explains surprising Victorian funeral traditions!

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Left: The black wreaths on the front door would instantly let guests know that this was a house in mourning. Right: Close family members from out-of-town may have stayed at the home. The guest bedroom has a mourning dress, carpet bags, and other items guests might bring.

George Fulton’s casket would have been in the parlor for visitors to see until it was time for the actual funeral procession.

Imagine them sitting around this table. Ladies would sew black lace and trim onto clothing to wear during the mourning period, and black arm bands may have been made to give to others.

The master bedroom is set-up as the sick room with medicines and chairs placed around the bed as if the family is waiting to catch George’s last words.
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The Fulton Mansion will be dressed for George Fulton’s funeral in a manner similar to these images below from Dallas Heritage Village.




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