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‘An Evening Of Mourning’ At The Betsy Ross House

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Betsy Ross House is holding a special event Friday night. It is an evening of mourning that will examine death in the life of Colonial Philadelphia.

An Evening of Mourning is celebrating the new exhibit at the Betsy Ross House, Death Parts United Hearts: Death in the Life of Betsy Ross.

The evening will feature candlelight tours of the House with Betsy herself. She will talk to visitors about the effect of the deaths of her three husbands, two of her children and other close relatives. Director Lisa Mulder says there is also a special eerie performance:

“We have a first person interpreter who portrays a yellow fever victim and she’ll give a stirring performance tonight of her life and dealing with the yellow fever.  You have to listen to her performance tonight to see if she survives.”

The special evening begins at six p.m. and costs five dollars.

Reported by: Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio.