Cemetery Symbols and Representations

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

Event Details

Have you ever wandered through a cemetery and wondered about the meanings of the designs carved on old gravestones? Thousands of different religious and secular symbols and emblems have adorned tombstones through the ages, indicating attitudes towards death and the hereafter, membership in a fraternal or social organization, or an individual's trade, occupation or even ethnic identity. While many of these tombstones have fairly simple interpretations, it is not always easy to determine their meaning and significance. We were not present when these symbols were carved into the stone and can't claim to know our ancestors intentions, but it is interesting and instructive to explore them now.
Event Type(s): History & Genealogy
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Angie Hoschouer/Woodland Cemetery
Sandy Prell
(937) 496-8966