Caroline Sutherland: A Haunting Tale of Fashion and Tragedy

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Event Venue: 

Online

Event Audience: 

Family
Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free, donations appreciated

In the 1930s, a young boy discovered a crumbling stone vault with a metal burial casket inside. Through the glass faceplate, he beheld the perfectly-preserved face of a young woman who had died in the 1850s. Eighty years later, a trunk full of that young woman's clothing  was donated to the Illinois State Museum. Learn how this important donation sheds light on the life and death of one young woman in pre-Civil War Illinois.

This online program is free, though donations are appreciated. Advanced registration is required and participation is limited. Register online here.

black and white photo of a young woman, Caroline Sutherland

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