Friday, November 21, 2014

Queen Victoria Weekend in Cambridge, Ohio

Every year around the holidays, Cambridge, Ohio holds a themed weekend centered around a reenactment of a visit from Queen Victoria. This year, 'Queen Victoria Weekend' featured a reenactment of an authentic Victorian-era funeral ceremony in a window-lit hilltop mansion, where actors demonstrated some of the time period's bizarre traditions of mourning after a death.

Visitors enter the mansion.

A mother and son impersonate mourners, explaining the meaning of their attire.
A mock spiritual seance is held in the sitting room of the mansion.

Queen Victoria (left) attends the funeral, as the director speaks about the changes made in the home of mourners.

The funeral director speaks to guests.

A mourners awaits guests.

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