Old Gravestones: What We Can Learn From Them
Ruth Shapleigh-Brown, Connecticut Gravestone Network
Saturday, July 13, 10 am to 12 noon
Storrs, CT (directions will be sent to participants)
Advance registration required: $15 ($10 for Museum members)
Adults and children ages 10 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Historic cemeteries are found throughout Connecticut, their old gravestones offering clues about the lives of people who helped establish our present-day communities. Who carved these old stones, where did they come from, what does their symbolism mean, and how did that symbolism change over time?
Join Ruth Shapleigh-Brown, Executive Director of the Connecticut Gravestone Network, and discover what old gravestones reveal about our history. Learn what genealogists should know when looking for their ancestors’ burial places—all is not as it appears. You will never look at history and old cemeteries in the same way again. The program will begin with a presentation, and will be followed by a hike exploring a historic Storrs cemetery.
Presented by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn. 860.486.4460 - www.mnh.uconn.edu
David C. Colberg
Program & Public Information Coordinator
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
Connecticut Archaeology Center
University of Connecticut
2019 Hillside Road, Unit 1023
Storrs, CT 06269-1023
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