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Iconography – Zoom Presentation

October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Cemetery Symbolism at Bellefontaine Cemetery

Iconography is the study or interpretation of images or symbols used on headstones, crypts, and mausoleums in a cemetery. Cemeteries are virtual encyclopedias of symbolism. The symbols on a person’s grave may help tell us something about their life.  Grave markers not only record the dearly departed’s name and date of birth and death, but the design can often indicate a person’s history, religion, ethnicity, culture, occupation, or social status as well as their pleasures, sorrows, and hopes for the afterlife. At Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum, we provide architectural and symbolism in-person tours throughout the year. We’ve had so much interest in the symbols on various grave markers and mausoleums that we thought we’d do a video presentation to share more information about “iconography”.

Join us for an exciting, 50-minute Zoom presentation that will explain some of the different symbols you may see at Bellefontaine Cemetery.





These presentations are free. However, donations to the Friends of Bellefontaine Cemetery are gratefully accepted

To make a gift to the Friends of Bellefontaine, email Cara Crocker or call our office at 314-381-0750.

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VENMO: @FriendsofBellefontaineCemetery
PAYPAL: ccrocker@bcastl.org


October 28, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum