CARVED IN STONE: CEMETERY HISTORY & SYMBOLISM
|January 22, 2024
|M from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
|Cloverdale Funeral Home - Event Center
Class meets at Cloverdale Funeral Home 1200 N. Cloverdale Rd., Boise, ID 83713 (208) 375-2212 Event Center - Look for the Burgundy awning COMPLIANCE WITH CDC AND LOCAL HEALTH GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED.
COMPLIANCE WITH CDC AND LOCAL HEALTH GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED.
Spend the evening with a Cemetery Historian. Using hundreds of photos taken by the author from cemeteries throughout the world, learn to interpret the lost language of the cryptic signs and symbols found on the gravestones of our ancestors. Just as symbols today are used as a type of "shorthand" for information, graphics on gravestones and monuments tell if the deceased was religious, a member of a fraternal organization or religion, had a sense of humor (or not) or was worthy of love and respect. While symbols on gravestones may appear to be simple, there is often a deeper meaning to them. The history of graveyards and cemeteries will also be discussed.
Click on instructor link for biography; ages 18+