The Chatillon-DeMenil House : A Death in the Family

10/17/2010 6:00 am
10/17/2010 11:00 pm

The Chatillon-DeMenil House : A Death in the Family

The Chatillon-DeMenil House will once again be shrouded in a state of Victorian mourning for the month of October, and on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 12-5pm we will host our 6th annual "A Death in the Family" event.

The House will appear as it would in 1860 and a family member had just "passed on". Every room of the House will feature some aspect of how Victorians dealt with death and grieving, from illness to burial, including mourning clothing and hair jewelry.

The Victorian spiritualism movement will also be explored. There will be tarot card readers available to give you a personal reading. There will also be a
re-enactment of a séance to show how Victorians attempted to contact "the other side."

Then fast forward to the 21st century as members of the group PRISM (Paranormal Research & Investigative Studies Midwest) will demonstrate the
use of voice recordings and video cameras to show how we still try to contact "the other side" today.

The Cafe DeMenil will be open for lunch on that day from 11am-2:30pm. So come enjoy lunch with us and stay to mourn with us on Sunday, October