Rogers Culture Series: Ron Romano – Anatomy of a Gravestone

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Date(s) - April 19, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
Brick Store Museum

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Southern Maine’s early cemeteries are rich with folk art. Beautifully hand-carved gravestones created by local stonecutters are readily found throughout our region. But what do the gravestone symbols — urns & willows, skulls & crossed bones, and pointing fingers — really mean? In this heavily-illustrated presentation, cemetery historian and author Ron Romano will describe the anatomy of a gravestone, discuss the types of materials found in our burial grounds and explain the meanings of dozens of gravestone icons. This will be a most engaging hour!

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