Noble Museum Presents “A House in Mourning”

“A House in Mourning” is the special exhibit of Victorian Era funeral items on display at the Alexander Noble House Museum in Fish Creek.

The museum is “in mourning” to depict the September 1905 death of Alexander Noble with windows, doors and mirrors draped in black crape, and the clocks have been stopped at the time of Noble’s death.

An antique coffin is the exhibit’s centerpiece. The exhibit will also display white Victorian mourning hankies etched with black lace, a hair wreath, funeral plaques, mourning attire, post mortem photos, antique embalming fluid, a cooling board and Victorian funeral bouquets.

Huehns Funeral Home, the Door County History Museum and members of the Gibraltar Historical Association contributed exhibit items.

This exhibit is open Monday – Sunday from 12 to 4:30 pm through mid-October. “Lamplight Tours” are also occasionally held Sunday and Monday at 8 pm. Costumed docents will provide guided tours of the house.

The Alexander Noble House is located at the intersection of Highway 42 and Main Street in Fish Creek.

For more information call 920.868.2091 or 920.868.3618.