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Nineteenth-century Coffins and Funeral Practices

The Bridgton Historical Society’s “Third Tuesday” Series will be held at Narramissic, the historic Peabody-Fitch Farm on Tuesday, October 19, at 7:00 pm.  As the final phase of the society’s “Cradle to Grave” programming theme, made possible by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation, a reproduction nineteenth-century coffin will be exhibited in the parlor of the house.  Chuck Lakin, from Waterville, who made the coffin, will be on hand to join Ned Allen and Margaret Reimer for a panel discussion of home funerals and 19th-century funerary practices.  Mr.