Cemetery Symbols program at Heartland of Kettering – CANCELED
June 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Per Woodland company policy, due to the corona-virus, all tours and events at Woodland are cancelled through June 30th. This includes community presentations at partnership locations.
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 tombstone symbols 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. They may have included a particular symbol for no other reason than because they thought it was pretty.
The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Rhonda at 937-298-8084.