Door County Historical Society’s Monthly Dinner Features “Funeral Practices of the Past”

The Door County Historical Society will host its monthly dinner meeting featuring a presentation on “Funeral Practices of the Past” by Todd Huehns on Sept. 28. The catered dinner meeting will be at 6 pm at Prince of Peace Church, 1756 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay.

v21i39_wakeHeuhns will tell the story of “Funeral Practices of the Past” through his collection of antique photographs. He’ll explore how the Victorian age influenced the traditions and culture of modern day funerals, and how the Civil War led to increased awareness and acceptance of embalming practices.

Huehns’ appreciation for history fits well for his chosen profession as Funeral Director at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. “Everyone has a history and a genealogy. My love for our community and its history continues to grow. Our community’s history is not that old. The ability to visit with folks that knew relatives who lived in the 1800s fascinates me. Those strong family roots are still a part of our county today,” remarked Huehns.

Scaturo’s Baking Co. will cater the dinner (held at Prince of Peace Church) and it will include stuffed shells, baked chicken, tossed salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, bread and butter, cookies and bar assortment, iced tea, water, and coffee. The dinner program fee for guests is $24; member fee is $20. For advance reservations, mail a check to the Door County Historical Society office P. O. Box 71, Sturgeon Bay 54235 by Sept. 26. For more information, call 920.421.2332 or email [email protected].

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