When Death Was In Fashion

Saturday, August 10th ~ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover the traditions associated with death in the 19th century as we put the Village into mourning for the day. Funeral fads and fancies, mourning novelties, memorial traditions and what to wear – get a look at the Victorian obsession with death! This event is in partnership with Pickering Museum Village.


  • Musical entertainment by the Peterborough Concert Band
  • Horse & wagon rides
  • Jacquard loom demonstrations
  • Historic mourning clothing fashion show
  • Displays by the Marie Dressler Foundation Vintage Film Festival
  • Natural dyeing demonstrations
  • Kawartha Truth and Reconciliation Support Group quilt on display
  • Horse-drawn hearse on loan from M.G. Daly Funeral Home

Want to participate in our Historic Mourning Clothing Fashion Show and Competition? Click here for details.

Adults $15, Students & Seniors (60+) $10, Youths (ages 5-14) $7, Free for children under 5, Family (includes 2 adults and up to 4 youths ages 5-14) $40

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