The mirrors are covered, black crepe ribbons are on the door and the ladies of the house are airing out their black dresses. There’s been a death in the family, and Joan Ferry will talk about Victorian death customs – some familiar, some not.

The WDM Historical Society presents an Iowa History Series at the WDM Public Library. Ages 18 & up. No registration.

Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

October 21 — A Death in the Family: Victorian Death Rituals  |  Speaker: Joan Ferry

NEXT up:  November 18 — What Used to Be: Native American Life  |  Speakers: Ralph & Carol Moisa