Start: October 31, 2023 1:30 p.m.
End: October 31, 2023 3 p.m.
Location: Alumni Center
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When visiting a cemetery, have you ever wondered about the information on a headstone? The name and dates are obvious, but what about the symbol on the stone? Does a hand with a finger pointed up mean the person went to heaven? If so, what is the meaning of the hand with a finger pointed down? Karen Good will answer this question and explain other symbols in this informative presentation about the “Hidden Meaning of Gravestone Symbols”.


Karen Good, Board Member & Chair of Ancestor Hunters, Delaware County Historical Society
Karen is a lifelong Delaware County resident who’s been interested in cemetery symbols and meanings for over 10 years. She is a board member and chairman of the Ancestor Hunters committee of the Delaware County Historical Society. She is also the Delaware County Genealogist for the Indiana Genealogical Society. Her other activities include most aspects of wool, from raw fiber to garments, and acting as the weekly GriefShare facilitator at her church.

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