For those looking for a bit of history with their October chills you would be well advised to creep down to the Whaley Historic House Museum to experience what it was like to mourn in days gone by. A House In Mourning is an exploration of death, mourning, and spiritualism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and runs throughout the month of October. During the month visitors can go on a candlelit tour of the Whaley House, tour Flint’s historic Glenwood Cemetery and learn about funeral customs of the past, though if you prefer to go at your own pace you can go on a self-guided tour through the house as well.
The mourning process has changed greatly since the days of early America and a visit to the Whaley House during October is a wonderful glimpse into the world that was and the ways we used to celebrate life and mourn the passing of loved ones. This is definitely something you will want to add to your To Do list for October.
A House In Mourning
Whaley Historical House, 624 E. Kearsley St., Flint, Michigan 48503
All Through October
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Friday the 13th is usually a day of bad luck and masked scares but this week you and the family can enjoy something a little less freaky. Flint’s own Lumber City Base Ball Club will be playing against the Saginaw Old Golds. This will be an exhibition of classic baseball from the dawn of the sport and is a bit of living history and a way to see how much the beloved game has changed over the years. The team only played one season back in 1870 but are back for a revival and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about the area and how things have changed since those bygone days.
The game will take place at 2PM at the University of Michigan White Building.
If you can make it out for this wonderful exhibition it’ll be a great way to keep the boogeymen away and a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Flint’s rich history.
Lumber City Base Ball Club vs. Saginaw Old Golds
Vintage baseball game
Friday, September 13, 2013
White Building – UM Flint Campus