Manners Most Morbid: Charlestonians at the Grave

Manners Most Morbid: Charlestonians at the Grave

Back by popular demand, Chief Curator Grahame Long will present Manners Most Morbid: Charlestonians at the Grave on October 30, at 6:00 pm. He’ll be sharing fascinating aspects of Charleston’s history as well as a few chilling stories, followed by a brief Q&A segment. This lecture is FREE and open to the public.

Those lucky enough to prepare their post-mortem affairs did so with varying degrees of style. Lowcountry funeral planning and its eventual implementation in many instances, in fact, became more of a social event ranging anywhere from the elegantly elaborate to the morosely mundane. As early as the mid-eighteenth century, an array of funerary arts and services was available, and well-to-do Charlestonians paid handsomely for grand send-offs. These cultural interactions — and the decorations, mementos and observances they birthed — soon became among the most visible and remarkable aspects of Carolina lore.


10/30/2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Charleston Museum
360 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403

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