By Eric Fischer
When the Alexander Noble House opens June 9th, visitors will have a chance to relive the funeral of one of Fish Creek’s founders. The theme for this year’s exhibit in the Alexander Noble House Museum is “A House in Mourning” and will showcase Victorian-era relics including an antique pine coffin, a cooling table, and artifacts that depict the traditions of Victorian-era mourners such as mourning dresses, white mourning handkerchiefs etched with black lace, and stopping the clocks at the time of death. Laurie Buske director of the Gibraltar Historical Association says the exhibit is a re-creation of Alexander Noble’s funeral.
The inspiration for the exhibit goes back to the renovation of the house when Alexander Noble’s eulogy was found. Admission to the museum costs $5.
Photo courtesy of Gibraltar Historical Association