Cemetery Symbols program at The Wellington at Dayton – CANCELED
August 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Per Woodland company policy, due to the ongoing corona-virus, all community presentations at partnership locations have been canceled for 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Please be well and take care.
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 and will be held in the Wellington Community Room.
The Wellington at Dayton
2656 W. Alex Bell Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459