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19th century wake to be recreated in Washington

By submitted, 09/27/22 11:28 AM

WASHINGTON – You won’t believe what happened to 16-year-old Jenny Vann. The Saying Goodbye to Jenny living history tour at Historic Washington State Park on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. will recreate a 19th-century wake at an antebellum home in Washington.

Park guests will be immersed in the tradition and ritual of friends and relatives visiting at the home of young Jenny Vann, recently deceased. Participants will witness the sights, sounds and silent meditation of a bereaved family on the eve of the final “goodbye” to their loved one.

This unique living history tour is $15 per person. Contact the visitor center at 870-983-2684 to register for the tour.

For additional information about Saying Goodbye to Jenny, contact Josh Williams at Josh.Williams@arkansas.gov or call 870-983-2684.

For more information about Historic Washington State Park visit HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com.

Historic Washington State Park

Historic Washington State Park, located in Washington, Arkansas, is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Mondays. The park is a restoration village interpreting the historic Arkansas town in the 19th century. Daily tours are provided to over 15 historic sites and museums, such as the B.W. Edwards Weapons Museum and Blacksmith Shop. To learn more, visit HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com or call 870-983-2684.