Uncategorized | March 27, 2009
From a press release:
What do a President’s rider-less horse saddle, Rosa Park’s quiet act of defiance, and Abraham Lincoln’s casket have in common? They’re all part of an exhibit that is drawing crowds and comments with its unique collection of funeral objects and exploration of funeral customs in a touring mobile museum.
From the cross-country funeral procession for Abraham Lincoln to the national outpouring of grief for Elvis Presley, America has a rich history of mourning the dead. “Reflections: The American Funeral” explores these traditions, beginning with Native American burial mounds and ending with the diverse rituals practiced across the country today. Produced by Michigan-based MRA, it’s earning high praise from visitors who sign the Guest Book: “Awesome!” “Great educational tool!” “Amazing! Brings out a lot of things we don’t think about.” “Very, very moving.”
The Cheyenne Depot Museum will host the “Reflections” exhibit on Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29, at the Depot Plaza, located at 121 West 15th St., Cheyenne. The exhibit is open to the public, free and accessible for people with disabilities. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. This stop is partially sponsored by The Plains Hotel