The Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum

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The Norfolk County Archives offers a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits. Learn more about our current, future and past exhibits.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – Tuesday, November 1, 2019

Victorians required ritual and etiquette for all occasions, this included death and mourning. Learn why funerals were held in their homes and why it was called a “wake.” Discover Victorian mourning practices and how they were effected by their social status. Walk through the Eva Brook Donly Museum to learn about etiquette surrounding death in the mid 1800’s.

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