Heritage Alliance hosts macabre October History Happy Hour

Heritage Alliance hosts macabre-themed October History Happy Hour on Thursday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the International Storytelling Center, located at 116 West Main Street. This presentation will also be available via livestream on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page. This event is free and open to the public.

Join the Heritage Alliance as they welcome Roberta Pipitone for her presentation, “19th Century American Mourning Rules, Customs, and Symbolism.” Pipitone was a theatre teacher for 30 years, but she has been a collector and researcher of all things mourning for forty years. She also plans to bring items to accompany her presentation, including jewelry, post-mortem photos and mourning pieces displayed in American Victorian homes.

This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission. For more information on the Chester Inn Museum, History Happy Hour or the Heritage Alliance, please call 423.753.9580, or call the Chester Inn Museum at 423.753.4580.  The organization can also be reached via email at info@heritageall.org.  Additional information about the Heritage Alliance and its mission can be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/. Follow the Chester Inn and Heritage Alliance Facebook pages for updates about events at the Chester Inn and other Heritage Alliance programs.