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How to Read a Cemetery

  • 4000 Mills Civic Parkway | West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Presented By: West Des Moines Public Library
  • Dates: October 6, 2022
  • Location: West Des Moines Public Library
  • Phone: 15152223407
  • Start/End Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Have you ever been in a cemetery and wondered about some of the people buried there? Curious about why there are obelisks in some cemeteries? Are you doing some genealogical research and aren’t sure about the meaning of some of the symbols you’re finding?  Please join us for an entertaining and informative presentation exploring common cemetery iconography. You’ll learn about how even though there are multiple points of views and facets to these images, the symbolism is represented across many cemeteries.  

    This program is part of our Literacy series. Please join us on October 11, 2022 for another program in this series, Genealogy Basics with Kevin Spire.