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“Stories Among the Stones” Walking Tour: September 15

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The City of Greeley History Museum’s Unsolved and Well-Dressed in Weld: Mourning exhibitions will hold “Stories Among the Stones,” - a guided walking tour in conjunction with Linn Grove Cemetery, 1700 Cedar Ave. The tombstone iconography tour will take place September 15 at 2:00pm. This event is free to the public and the tour will begin at the Linn Grove Cemetery Bell Tower.

Join Greeley History Museum staff member as they guide you through the history of gravestones as attitudes about death have changed. Learn about these different styles, the symbols and gravestone icons people used, and what they can tell you about the person buried there—while enjoying some time outside in the cemetery in true Victorian tradition. “It was quite common for people during the Victorian period to treat cemeteries as parks. They took walks and had lessons, picnics and celebrations in them. Cemeteries were popular outdoor spaces during that time.” Commented Katherine McDaniel, Greeley History Museum Exhibits Preparator.

For more information about the Greeley History Museum’s Unsolved and Well-Dressed in Weld: Mourning exhibitions as well as the “Stories Among the Stones” tour, visit greeleymuseums.com or call 970-350-9220.


Release Date:
Sep 7, 2018

For more information, media representatives should contact:

Nicole Famiglietti, Curator of Exhibits
City of Greeley Museums
970-350-9220
Nicole.famiglietti@greeleygov.com

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