Mourning Jewelry: From Cradle to the Grave

Thursday, October 13, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Interpretive Centre

$30.00 incl. HST

Registration Required | Registration Policy

Come to Eldon House and join Brenna Ardiel as she leads our workshop in understanding the unusual and beautiful Victorian practice of mourning jewelry. Evoking the memory of a loved one, create a small portable token of remembrance in the form of a black ornate ring or pendant with their miniature portrait. Learn to create your own piece of morbid jewelry with the use of pressed flowers or cemetery portraiture in which you can take home.

Availability: 19 available.

  • Not suitable for children under 12.
  • Mask or face covering are encouraged indoors and outside.
  • Social distancing measures of 6 feet will be maintained between staff and fellow visitors.
  • As a heritage site there is no public parking.
  • Please be aware that in the event that the workshop is postponed or canceled guests will be notified in advance as soon as possible.

Please note as of July 1st, 2022:

There is currently construction in the downtown core which has impacted city parking, though our main entrance on the corner of Ridout and Fullerton is still accessible. More details on construction and street parking can be found at these links: and