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09/26/14

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Contact: Sarah Dumas
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office:  405-522-0791
sdumas@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/historycenter

Cemetery Symbols Workshop at the Oklahoma History Center Oct. 11

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- Explore the meaning behind historic gravestones on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Oklahoma History Center. Gravestones and cemeteries are rich in a language of symbols. Those symbols can be difficult to interpret because of changes in meaning over time. By examining the grave markers one can learn more than just the person's name. This class will provide the skills necessary to investigate the past through tombstones. The class will run from 1-3 p.m. and is free with History Center admission. Registration is required. For more information or to register please contact the History Center education staff at education@okhistory.org or 405-522-3602.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 32 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information visit www.okhistory.org.





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