|The Opening Sign|
|A View of the Rear Parlor|
|A View of the Front Parlor|
|Reproduction Casket by Artist Marian St. Laurent|
On Display in Eliza Tredwell's Bedroom on the Second Story of the House
|One of the Informational Timelines Created by the Museum|
The Postmortem Photo on the Left is a Print from Sleeping Beauty II
|Postmortem Daguerreotypes & Ambrotypes|
Displayed on the 'Whatnot' Shelf
|One of the Three Cases Displaying Postmortem Paper Prints|
|Another One of the Postmortem Display Cases|
|Dr. Burns With His Video Camera Before the Opening Reception|
|Eva Ulz: Giving the Coffin a Test Run|
Visitors to the exhibition can try out the coffin and
have their own postmortem photograph recorded.
|Lissa Rivera of The Burns Archive|
Reading the Display by Marian St. Laurent
|Alice Lease Dana of The Burns Archive |
Modeling her Mantilla in the 'Secret' Garden
A Slideshow of Photos From the Opening Reception
|Dr. Burns 'At Rest' After a Hard Day's Work|
A Souvenir From the Opening Reception
Visitors to the opening had their own postmortem taken as a souvenir to the event. Anyone who visits is encouraged to try out the coffin and have their own photo captured. The museum has started a Flickr gallery to collect and share the images. Click HERE to see who has been brave enough to step inside!
Even if you did not make it to the opening you can still see the exhibit through November 29. There will be events such as a book signing & lecture with Dr.Burns as well as a 1865 Funeral Reenactment held by the museum staff. Please keep an eye on this blog and the Merchant's House Museum Calendar HERE.