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    Translating Tombstones

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    What does a hand pointing on a gravestone mean? Does an anchor mean someone was a sailor? Find out what the different symbols on gravestones mean during this lively program on cemeteries with Minda Powers-Douglas. She will explain the meanings behind the symbols and help you understand the special language of tombstones.

    1:30 Refreshments
    2:00 Program

    Minda Powers-Douglas is an author and lecturer on historical cemeteries and gravestone symbolism. She is the founder and editor of and Epitaphs Magazine. She enjoys speaking at cemetery events and doing her part to keeping our cemeteries "alive." Minda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Theater from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She is a native of Moline, Illinois.

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