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Class Description:
 

The gravestones of our ancestors are filled with symbols and emblems. Many of our ancestors were illiterate and unable to read text on the stones. But without being able to read a word, our ancestors could tell if the deceased was male or female, was faithful, worthy of love and respect, a member of a fraternal organization or religion, or even had a sense of humor. Symbols are the universal language, but their meanings have become lost over time. Learn how to interpret the cryptic signs and symbols found on the monuments of the dearly departed. We will view photos of actual gravestones and monuments taken by the author from all over the world. We will also relate cemetery history and stories and discuss proper etiquette when visiting these sacred locations. A little history, a lot of symbolism, and a little humor.

 
 
Class Outcome:
 

Gain knowledge of cemetery history, the many styles and construction of monuments, and the translation of the many cryptic symbols and emblems found on our ancestors' tomb stones. Learn a new language.

 
CLASS: ($20) Carved in Stone (2hr)
Instructor: David M. Habben
Riverside A
 
Sunday, March 29th, 2020
9:00am-11:00am
 

Before purchasing tickets for Classes, Evening Shows or Ghost Tours, we highly recommend that you make a plan by looking at the 2020 Schedule so you can decide how you want to spend your time. Decide what classes you are interested in taking and add up the total class hours. If you have a total of more than 5 or 6 class hours and you are also considering attending the Evening Shows or Ghost Tours, you should consider buying a FIRST CLASS PASS instead of Individual Tickets.

If you decide instead to purchase individual tickets to each class or event, you will also need to purchase a General Admission Ticket. General Admission Tickets can be purchased through our Online Box Office or at the Oregon Ghost Conference Box Office at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center, March 27th-29th.

Individual tickets are available from each class or event page and can be accessed through the 2020 Schedule. Buy individual tickets to this class below:

Online Ticket Sales will end on March 20th, 2020 at Midnight! 

 
2hr Class Registration: $20.00
(*Individual Tickets)
 
*INDIVIDUAL TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP AT THE BOX OFFICE ON-SITE AT THE SEASIDE CIVIC & CONVENTION CENTER IN SEASIDE, MARCH 27TH-29TH, UNDER THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO PURCHASED THEM. TICKETS WILL NOT BE SENT TO CUSTOMER. NO REFUNDS FOR TICKETS PURCHASED ONLINE.