We are very pleased to announce that board member Bill Lattin has put on loan his extensive collection of Mourning Art which will be exhibited in our Upper Gallery. An opening reception for the show will take place on Friday, June 24 between the hours of 5pm to 8pm. The Cobblestone Ward House will also be open for viewing. Wine, cheese and crackers will be offered for your enjoyment.
Bill has placed around 200 items from his collection on display, which include homemade memorials (one-of-a-kind) as well as manufactured nick-knacks and a host of memorial prints as well as hair art in shadowboxes. Posthumous portraits and postmortem photographs are also included. Bill states, “Some of the artifacts in this collection are unmistakable, however, some are much more subtle in appearance and often passed over as not being death related.