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
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.