Civil War Embalming: Demonstration of Period Technigue
Jon Austin appears as Dr. Benjamin Lyford. a Civil War doctor. His first-person presentation in the style of a 19th century medical school lecture for general audiences uses a re-enactor 'corpse' as a visual aid. A big “thank you” goes to Blake Burd of Watseka for agreeing to be the “corpse” on Sunday afternoon. The audience will learn about the verification of death, period medicine and chemistry, human anatomy, and the preparation of dead soldiers for shipping and burial, in addition to 19th century mourning rituals, Lincoln's funeral, and the ways in which modern funeral practices have developed over time.
Sunday, 15 September, 2013
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

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no admission charge, donations welcome

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Old Courthouse Museum
103 W.Cherry
Watseka, IL 60970

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