Oneida Community Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 10 am
Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave.
On Saturday, October 29th at 10am explore mourning culture in the 19th century as represented in the Oneida Community’s cemetery. A tour of the cemetery will follow a brief talk on how people mourned in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and how the Oneida Community understood and practiced death and the afterlife. This walking tour, led by curator of education Molly Jessup, will explore ways in which the cemetery reflects community beliefs and reveals changing Community practices over time. Jessup will also share stories about the lives and deaths of notable Community members such as Mary Cragin and Tirzah Miller. Participants should wear comfortable hiking or walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. The event is free for members, non-members are $7 and students (ages 8 & up): $3.
The Oneida Community Mansion House was the residence of the 19th century utopian Oneida Community (1848 – 1880). OCMH preserves, collects and interprets material culture, intangible heritage, and five historic buildings, situated on 33 acres of landscaped lawns and gardens. OCMH is a National Historic Landmark and chartered by the New York State Department of Education. The House is open for visitors Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 12-4pm. Guided tours are provided (with admission) Wednesday through Saturday at 10am and 2pm and Sunday at 2pm. Oneida Community Mansion House is located at 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421. For more information call 363-0745 or see: www.oneidacommunity.org.