Carnegie Museum offering two lectures


The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County will present two lectures in conjunction with its newest local history exhibit, Dearly Departed: Death & Dying in Montgomery County.

A Walk Through a Cemetery will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursday. Jeannie Regan-Dinius will explore of the meaning behind the symbols found in cemeteries, past and present. Regan-Dinius is the director of Historic Preservation at the Crown Hill Foundation.

At 2 p.m. May 5, historian Sheila Riley will present Victorian Memory & Mourning. Learn about the history of Victorian mourning practices and how they are still seen in our culture today.

The Carnegie Museum is located at 222 S. Washington Street, Crawfordsville. Admission is free, and the museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.