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Grave Topics: Colonial American Tombstone Art

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Get in the Thanksgiving “spirit” by taking this class and you will find out what tombstone symbols such as death’s heads, crossed bones, winged hourglasses and others meant to early Colonial Pilgrims and Puritans. During the 4 class sessions, we will look at: the art of stone cutting; the difference between Pilgrims and Puritans; notable stone carvers from the colonial period in New England and stone carvers still practicing today; colonial America funeral behavior; the meaning of tombstone symbols besides those listed above; and examples of the sad, historically important, weird, and humorous New England tombstones that still remain today. This is a good basic introduction for anyone who will be taking a vacation to New England and visiting some of the old burying grounds there.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Tue

Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa

Laurie Taylor 

CEUs : 1.44

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Registration Closes On
Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/5/2018 - 11/13/2018 Weekly - Mon, Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Coralville, Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa  Map, Room: 300 Laurie Taylor