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October 13, 2016

Contact: Steve Hawkins
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0754

Oklahoma History Center Offers Workshop on Interpreting Cemetery and Tombstone Symbols

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Cemetery Symbols workshop, one of the most popular workshops offered by the Education Department of the Oklahoma History Center is open for registration.  The workshop will be offered on Saturday, October 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. and is free with admission to the 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 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.

Registration is required and space is limited to forty people. For more information or to register please contact the History Center Education Department at education@okhistory.org or 405-522-3602.

The Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City, 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 and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 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 about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

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