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CARVED IN STONE: CEMETERY HISTORY & SYMBOLISM

Dates:February 13, 2023
Meets:M from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hours:3.00
Location:ZOOM
Instructor:David Habben
Fee: $25.00  

Class will be taught via ZOOM. Instructor will email you the meeting code and materials before class.

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Course Description

Class will be taught via ZOOM. Instructor will email you the meeting code and materials before class.


Spend the evening with a Cemetery Historian! Using hundreds of photos of gravestones taken by the instructor, you will learn the secret language of tombstones. Learn how to interpret the cryptic emblems, signs & symbols found on gravestones. Many of our ancestors were illiterate. Signs and symbols are the universal language of grave stones. They tell us if the deceased was male or female; religious; belonged to a fraternal organization; was well loved; or even if he or she had a sense of humor, all without knowing how to read. We'll even discuss the history of cemeteries, burial customs, symbolism and even a little humor!


Click on instructor link for biography; ages 18+