Benton County Historical Society presents:

Wednesday October 25 at the Ray House

912 1st Avenue, Vinton at 6:30 pm

Admission: $10, $5 for BCHS members or students

Reserve your seat! Send your admission to: BCHS, P.O. Box 22, Vinton, IA 52349 or purchase your ticket online at

Victorians had a different attitude about death than we do in the 21st Century. People died at home surrounded by loved ones, families picnicked in cemeteries on Sundays, took photos with deceased (what’s up with that?) & made jewelry from their hair (yes, really!). They also worried about being buried alive or someone stealing their bodies. This program explores the Victorians’ fascination with death & the culture they developed to memorialize the dead.