Cemetery Symbolism and Gravestone Rubbings


Friday August 23, 2019 / 7:00pm

Learn the meaning behind symbols and artwork on old gravestones and a unique way to capture their image.
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Friday August 23, 2019 / 7:00pm

Have you ever wondered what the artwork and symbols on old gravestones meant? Join Museum Curatorial Assistant Chad Bogart and spend an evening in the burial ground at the historic Carter Mansion. Learn how to translate the language of cemetery symbolism and how these images tell the stories of the deceased. Also, learn how to make gravestone rubbings, a safe and non-invasive way to capture the hard-to-see words and images on old tombstones. Program will begin at the Carter Mansion Visitor Center and proceed to the cemetery.

The Carter Mansion is located at 1031 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643

Program length 90 minutes.