October Craft Night

Upcoming Craft Night Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm – Spooky Craft Party!

leavesThere is perhaps no night in the year which the popular imagination has stamped with a more peculiar character than the evening of the 31st of October, known as All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween. It is clearly a relic of pagan times, for there is nothing in the church-observance of the ensuing day of All Saints to have originated such extraordinary notions as are connected with this celebrated festival, or such remarkable practices as those by which it is distinguished. ~The Book of Days, 1872

We’ll  be enjoying fall treats,  playing  19th century fortune telling games and maybe even telling a few ghost stories  at our annual Spooky Craft Party! We’ll also have a fun fall themed craft: skeletonizing leaves. This is an interesting process that removes all of the pulp from a leaf leaving behind the lacey vein structure. Victorians called floral displays made with skeletonized leaves ‘phantom bouquets’.

Instructor: Katherine Patterson

Date: Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 7 pm

Cost: Free, but registration is required

Click here for the supply list and other class information


Events Fall 2014

Don’t miss out on our unique line-up of Fall Events at the DeMenil Mansion408514_540759185949054_1671765936_n

September 13, 2014 – Lecture Alexander DeMenil in Civic Life and as a Proponent of the Literary Arts

Join us  Saturday, September 13th at 2:00 pm for a free lecture and Q&A covering the life and career of the second generation DeMenil to inhabit the house. Alexander Nicholas DeMenil, although overlooked by historical scholarship, remains a pertinent component in the history of St. Louis that reverberates national sentiment.

October 8, 2014 – DeMenil Craft Guild – Spooky Craft Party

We’ll be enjoying fall treats, playing 19th century fortune telling games and maybe even telling a few ghost stories at our annual Spooky Craft Party on October 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm! We’ll also have a fun fall themed craft: skeletonizing leaves. This is an interesting process that removes all of the pulp from a leaf leaving behind the lacy vein structure. Victorians called floral displays made with skeletonized leaves ‘phantom bouquets’. You can register for this Craft Night here.

October 11, 2014 – A Death in the Family: Death and Mourning in the Nineteenth Century

Visit the Mansion for the signature event of our Fall season: our 10th Annual Mourning Event. Exhibits fill every room of the museum covering topics from illness to burial, including embalming and funereal practices, superstitions, mourning clothing and customs, hair-work jewelry, post-mortem photography and more.

November 2, 2014 – Ghost Story Tours – the Jour des Morts (All Souls Day)

During our time as a museum we’ve collected strange and interesting stories from our volunteers, staff and visitors. See the mansion in a new way by learning about our haunted history . Tours will include information about the history of the Mansion, tales of the ghostly experiences that have been reported throughout the museum and access to areas of the house that are usually closed to guests.

 

 


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