The funeral industry arises from a combination of necessity, sentimentality, and vanity. Dr. Kelly Brennan Arehart describes the path of America’s death business, and the early vestiges still with us today.
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A tale of murder in the final chapter in a great man’s noble life. Chris Hull tells George Wythe’s story.| Transcript
Two gravestones are unearthed during a construction project. Historians and curators work to solve the mysteries below. Emily Williams tells their story.| Transcript
Individuals of all classes rest in the peace of the Bruton Parish graveyard. Church guide Anne Conkling describes one of America’s oldest cemeteries.| Transcript
Tangible expressions of grief keep lost loved ones close. Curator Kim Ivey explains the customs of mourning art.| Transcript