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Grave Symbols: Going out in Style

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Grave Symbols: Going out in Style

Grave markers not only record the departed’s pleasures, sorrow, and hopes for the afterlife, but also their history, ethnicity, and culture.

This interactive workshop begins in Hotchkiss Chapel with a presentation on some of the common symbology found in cemeteries.  You will learn the history of the symbols and how they were interpreted in their time periods.

After the presentation, attendees will be invited to explore the grounds around Hotchkiss Chapel to search for some of the images presented.  Cemetery researchers will be on hand to help find the imagery noted and interpret some details about the life of the person in question.

Skills taught in this workshop will aid in genealogy and history searches using cemeteies a tool.

Hotchkiss Chapel presentation – 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Touring the Chapel grounds – 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Bellefontaine Cemetery. Voted #2 Best Hidden Gem. STLTODAY.COM 2018 GO! Awards.