Historic cemeteries are amazing outdoor museums containing vast amounts of information on markers and tombstones that can be “read” like historic documents. Katherine Sims with the University of West Florida Florida Public Archeology Network will discuss “Tombstone Tales: Cemeteries, Symbols & Stories” for the October 4th First Tuesday Series class at the Crestview Public Library.
This presentation describes the development of the modern cemetery, the kinds of information that can be learned from inscriptions and symbols on the markers, the laws protecting historic cemeteries in Florida, and ways to protect them for the future.
The free program begins at 10:30 a.m. with coffee and cookies served starting at 10 a.m. when the doors open. The library is located at 1445 Commerce Drive behind the Post Office in north Crestview. Call 850.682.4432 for more information.