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Grave Topics: 17th, 18th, 19th Century Funeral Customs and Superstitions

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Learn some strange and interesting facts about funeral customs in earlier centuries including the origin of wakes and lighting candles to honor the dead and what illnesses a person may have died from during these eras. Did you ever wonder: how the dead were cared for, how long the period of mourning lasted, what a funeral cost in the 18th century, or whether people in earlier centuries had superstitions about death and dying? This class will answer these questions and many more. We will take a look at funeral customs and superstitions including the crafts, music, and hobbies that have evolved around death in these times.
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Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Tue, Thu

Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa

Laurie Taylor 

CEUs : 1.44

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Registration Closes On
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/13/2019 - 8/29/2019 Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Coralville, Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa  Map, Room: 312 Laurie Taylor