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Stories, Stones & Superstitions – Gravestone Symbolism

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Adult Ages 17+

Discover and learn the history of New England’s gravestones!

There is a special language to the ornate carvings on New England’s gravestones. Many carvings were done on the stones at a time when many people had limited knowledge of reading. These images, with the earliest carved by hand, conveyed emotion, beliefs, lessons, and stories.

In this workshop, Roxie shares a large collection of personal gravestone images reflecting the earliest 17th-century stones in New England, right up through the late Victorian era. Accented with historic documents and ephemera this presentation is not only educational but entertaining. Make your graveyard explorations more rewarding, and find that the information shared in this session may also be helpful with genealogy research.

By Popular Request! Gravestone Symbolism – Decoded!

The workshop is shared with deep respect and reverence for those who have passed on.