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April 1, 2024

Contact: Jason Harris
Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-375-5176

Learn About History and Meaning of Gravestone Symbols in Workshop at Chisholm Trail Museum

KINGFISHER, Okla. — A workshop on Saturday, April 13, from 1-3 p.m. will focus on the history and meaning of gravestone symbols. The event will take place at the Chisholm Trail Museum and the Kingfisher Cemetery.

“Carved in Stone” will look at the language of symbols and how it has evolved. Symbols can teach us about social memberships, occupations, hobbies, beliefs and more. Workshop attendees will explore gravestone iconography and meanings before moving to the Kingfisher Cemetery to identify and explore symbols.

The cost for the workshop is $20 per person. It is designed for adults or teens with a guardian. Call the museum at 405-375-5176 to register. The class is limited to 20 people, and payment must be received to secure your spot.

The Chisholm Trail Museum is located at 605 Zellers Ave. in Kingfisher. The Kingfisher Cemetery is about 1.5 miles northwest of the museum along Highway 3.

Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill is an affiliate 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.


Editor’s Note: Photos of the Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill are available upon request.

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