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Decoration Saturday: Picnic & Tour at Resthaven 9.28.19
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Up until the early 20th century, cemeteries were a popular place to relax, picnic and get together near a loved one’s grave. Towns had beautiful Victorian cemeteries with landscaped grounds, family mausoleums and towering monuments carved into angels, obelisks and other types of statuary.
Children played among the graves, and families got together for birthdays and other holidays, including the deceased family member in the festivities.
Bring your own picnic, and join the @Washington Historical Museum and the @Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation for the first annual “Decoration Saturday”: Picnic and Tour at Resthaven.
Patricia Miller, Head Registrar, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia will head the tour of Resthaven Cemetery.