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‘The Silent Language of the Stones: Reading Gravestones Through Symbols and Carvings’

December 5 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Symbols and icons have been used on tombstones for centuries, but it was not until the mid-1800s that this secret language on the stones became popular. Victorians began to decorate graves with carvings, symbols and statues – all the while, telling a story about the deceased including family relationships, religious affiliations, military service, occupations, and society memberships. Even sharing how someone had died – all by utilizing this beautiful yet silent language.


Valencia Family History Center

24443 McBean Parkway
Valencia, United States
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