Morbid Curiosities: Discovering the Peculiar and Unfamiliar
October 24 – November 18, 2017
Morbid Curiosities: Discovering the Peculiar and Unfamiliar was a temporary exhibit that showcased artifacts that, at first glance, may make skin crawl and heads turn. The three different themes covered were Victorian Mourning practices, medical practices from the past and “creepy” dolls. The exhibit was not simply be a chance for people to gawk at the strange and unfamiliar (but gawking is encouraged). The goal of the exhibit was to help visitors learn more about these artifacts and why, at the time the objects were created, they were not seen as spooky or strange.