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Mourning at Merrehope

“A reproduction of Victorian mourning in a neoclassical home.”

Come experience the period of mourning set by Queen Victoria.
This period of mourning began in 1861 after the loss of her husband Prince Albert and was embraced throughout Europe and the Americas as the proper way to mourn the loss of a loved one.

The second floor of Merrehope will be staged as a family living in the home would have prepared it during a period of grief.

- MOURNING CLOTHES
- AN EXAMPLE OF THE STAGES OF THE MOURNING PERIOD
- RITUALS OF PROTECTION FOR THE HOME & THOSE STILL LIVING,
  COVERING SUPERSTITIOUS PROTOCOL
- AUTHENTIC RECORDS AND MEMENTOS
- PRE INTERMENT PREVENTION OF GRAVE ROBBERY

THIS HISTORIC & ACCURATE PRESENTATION IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Meridian’s oldest funeral home, founded in 1869, the original
JAMES F. WEBB FUNERAL HOME
• • •
WORLD OF FLOWERS & GIFTS
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MERIDIAN RESTORATIONS FOUNDATION, INC.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION & THANK YOU TO:
Kevin Hurt, Funeral Service Technology Department at EMCC

HOURS: Monday - Saturday l 10AM to 4PM
ADMISSION: $10 l $5 for Students
Includes a full tour of MERREHOPE a magnificient 20 Room Neoclassical Revival Mansion - circa 1859
905 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. l Meridian, MS
601.483.8439 l merrehope.com

 


Merrehope's Trees of Christmas logo

Trees of Christmas at Merrehope.
Mississippi’s Top Holiday Attraction will be over the top for the 2022 season. Both historic homes Merrehope (Greek Revival- circa 1859) & the FW Williams Home (Victorian-circa 1886) will be elaborately decorated with over 50 gorgeous trees and festive exhibits. Tour both homes with your family or group.

Trees of Christmas Tours:
November 20th — December 31st, 2022

  • Monday-Saturday — 10 am - 4 pm
    (Last tour begins at 3:00 pm)
  • Sundays — 1 pm - 4 pm
    (Last tour begins at 3:00 pm)
  • Holiday Tour Admission:
    Adults: $15 | Military & Senior Citizens: $10 | Students: $5
    Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day.

Trees of Christmas Opening Gala
November 20th, 2022

  • 1 - 4 pm
  • Tours, Live Entertainment & Holiday Refreshments
  • Holiday Tour Admission (See Above)

Advent Wreath Making

  • Sunday, November, 27
  • Held on the Merrehope Veranda
  • 1 - 4pm
  • Make your own Advent Wreathe
    All ages are invited to participate.
  • $10 (does not include tour)
    Sponsored by World of Flowers

Mimosas & Merrehope

  • Saturday, December 10
  • 10am - 12pm
  • Tours, Live Entertainment, Brunch Fare, and Mimosas
  • Ticket $50 (Limited to 60 - buy tickets in advance)
    Sponsored by Freddie's Fine Spirits, Jean's Cater's Market and The Rustler

Spirits at Trees of Christmas

  • Tuesday, December 13
  • 6 - 8pm
  • Bring your own spirits or enjoy specialty coffees courtesy of MUM Coffee.
  • $15 (includes tour, entertainment, light refreshments)

Yoga at Trees of Christmas

  • Thursday, December 15th
  • 5 - 7:30pm
  • 5pm Open for Tours for yoga participants only
  • 5:45 - 6:45 A slow mindful yoga practice with meditation.
  • Tours continue until 7:30 for participants
  • $15 (includes yoga/meditation practice and tour of both homes)
    Brought to you by Courtney Taylor & Wild Soul Yoga

Yoga at Trees of Christmas

  • Sunday, December 18th
  • 5 - 8pm
  • After many years, acclaimed classical guitarist Giovanni De Chiaro returns to Merrehope to lend his talents to some of the most celebrated Christmas music of all time. The beautiful sounds of De Chiaro‘s guitar bring holiday warmth to the festively decorated Merrehope mansion. His first Merrehope concert is often featured on MPB televison.
  • $50 (includes concert, tour & hors d’oeuvres)

Help support Merrehope and the Meridian Restorations Foundation

Make a Donation

We will be happy to assist you with planning your memorable event with us.

 

MEETINGS & CONFERENCES
Enjoy the elegance and fine dining in Merrehope's formal dining room. Merrehope is happy to work with your caterer. Merrehope can accommodate seated functions for 12-100 people.

RECEPTIONS
Celebrate your special occasion with personal service and a relaxed atmosphere in an elegant setting. Experience southern hospitality at it's finest.

WEDDINGS
Make your wedding a memorable occasion - steeped southern tradition in beautiful surroundings. What better way to make your grand entrance than on the elegant stairway. Merrehope can help you with the announcement party, bridal tea, wedding shower, bridesmaid luncheon, rehearsal party or dinner, the wedding and finally with a wonderful reception. Merrehope is happy to work with your caterer.

PARTIES
Parties are our specialty! Accommodations are available for up to 100 people seated or 200 people standing. Our hostesses will confer with you to insure satisfaction in regard to your decorations and serving preferences. Merrehope is happy to work with your caterer.


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