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Spooky times at Heritage Square Museum

October 30, 2010 | 11:32 am


Heritage-Square-Hale-House More than 700 people turned out last weekend for Heritage Square Museum's Halloween and Mourning Tours, which included a faux funeral procession led by Damian Stellabott, above, and stories inside the 1887 Hale House, right.

The event drew a portrait of how people in Victorian times coped with death:

Black clothes.

Mirrors covered with black cloth.

Photographs of dead loved ones styled to make the dearly departed look merely asleep.

Get more dark details in staff writer Mary MacVean's article.

Or keep reading to see the museum's plans for Halloween festivities ...


Photo: Christine Norden plays a mourner in the funeral procession.


Photo: Onlookers take pictures as the procession passes.

On Halloween, Heritage Square Museum will have trick-or-treating for children 1 to 12 with a parent. Festivities run from 4 to 7 p.m.

-- Mary MacVean

Photo credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times