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Iconography – Zoom Presentation

October 29 @ 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.

 

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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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Details

Date:
October 29
Time:
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost:
FREE

Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum