This summer, the Gibraltar Historical Association is again presenting A House in Mourning as its 2022 exhibit. The oldest wood-framed home in Fish Creek, the Noble House contains many of the original furnishings that were passed down from the descendants of Alexander Noble.
And, during this special exhibit, curiosity about death and mourning practices from days gone by will be satisfied as visitors learn about the coffin, funeral display and flowers in the parlor, along with interesting vignettes of dearly departed cards, hair watch fobs, cooling table and hair wreath that will evoke “Why?” Fashion-minded visitors will be fascinated by the dozen-plus mourning outfits dating from the mid-1800s to the 1920s.
Also learn about the origin and meaning of phrases such as “living room,” “wake,” “graveyard shift” and more.
The Noble House Museum and exhibit are open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm, until mid-October. Find out more at historicnoble.org or by emailing [email protected].