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History Revealed: Stories in Stone

April 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents

Janice Quick: Stories in Stone: Victorian Headstones at Forest Lawn Cemetery

History Revealed Series
April 17, 2019
Wednesday, noon
Landmark Center

Landmark Lunch Series

Free and open to all. No reservations needed.

Join RCHS for History Revealed, our program series featuring presentations and tours from the best of local historians, authors and archaeologists, with a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County.

Janice Quick has photographed and researched a variety of Victorian mourning symbols on headstones at Forest Lawn cemetery.  Some symbols express the sentiments of the mourners.  A few expose superstitions of the era.  Many depict the careers, interests and lifestyles of the individuals interred below the stones.

View PowerPoint photos of beautifully hand-carved headstones, many in the shape of trees, with images of ivy, ferns, calla lilies, birds, wheat, corn and other natural subjects, as well as the logos of several local organizations. Hear how those images reflect the lives and times of the persons honored by the elaborate headstones.

Janice Quick is a historian, researcher and writer.

Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

2019 History Revealed Programs

See the History Revealed 2019 information page for updates and a list of programs.
Or check our Calendar for these and other programs at the Gibbs Farm, and more!

Details

Date:
April 17, 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Ramsey County Historical Society
Phone:
651-222-0701
Email:
info(at)rchs.com
Website:
www.rchs.com

Venue

Landmark Center
75 W Fifth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Phone:
651-222-0701
Website:
www.landmarkcenter.org