New Exhibit Oct. 1 – Nov. 1, Thursdays through Sundays
“Rugby Edged in Black” examines the death and mourning customs of the Victorian era through the death of Margaret Hughes on October 5, 1887. Hear funeral hymns and Appalachian dirges while residents mourn her passing. Learn how death affected the Victorians and how their customs still move us today by walking through Kingstone Lisle as it would have looked at her death 133 years ago.
This exhibit will also coincide with “Ghostly Gathering” which has consistently been one of Rugby’s most popular events, on October 24 and 31. “Rugby Edged in Black” runs Thursdays through Sundays through Nov. 1. (Tours Mon/Tues/Wednesday by prior reservation only for groups of at least 5). There is no extra charge beyond standard tour fees. Call 423-628-2441 for more information.