Virtual Funerary Symbolism Program on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries feature hundreds of examples of beautifully carved funerary symbols. In Victorian America, formal bereavement was an accepted cultural institution. Mourning was observed through many non-spoken rituals to commemorate the dead. The use of symbolism in funerary monuments became increasingly important in how to memorialize a life that had passed, and impart information about how that life was lived; thereby creating an entire visual language around grief, mourning and bereavement. These symbols speak to us across the decades, if we only know how to interpret them. In this Zoom presentation, we will explore the both cemeteries to unlock the hidden meanings of these historic monuments.
This virtual talk will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm. A zoom link will be in your confirmation email upon registration.
Ticket pricing is pay-what-you-wish. Contributions will support the work of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries. You can contribute through the RSVP link.
Tour Guide: Linda Blowney