“A House in Mourning” in Fish Creek

“A House in Mourning” is the theme for a special exhibit of Victorian-era funeral items on display at the Alexander Noble House Museum in Fish Creek. This historic building, circa 1875, located at the intersection of Highway 42 and Main Street, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

As part of the special exhibit, an antique coffin is displayed in the family parlor of the Alexander Noble House through the end of October. The museum is “in mourning” for the September 1905 death of Alexander Noble with windows, doors and mirrors draped in black crape. The clocks have been stopped at the time of Noble’s death, and on display are a variety of Victorian-era funeral items.

Vintage items for this exhibit were contributed by Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay, the Door County History Museum, and members of the Gibraltar Historical Association.

Visitation for this special display is Tuesday through Sunday from noon – 4:30 pm. “Candlelight Tours” are held most Saturday, Sunday, and Monday evenings at 8 pm. A small fee is charged. Costumed docents will explain customs and traditions of past times as they present guided tours of the entire house.

For more information call 920.868.2091 or 920.868.3618