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Saturday, November 23
Updates to Nelson County Cemetery Book workshop  (Program)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Museum volunteers will be available to record any previously unidentified cemeteries in Nelson County and/or any corrections to the Cemeteries of Nelson County, Virginia. This is in preparation for plans to republish an update to the book in Spring 2020.  Everyone is asked to bring their corrections/changes/additions to Oakland to assist in providing the most complete and accurate publication possible.


Sunday, November 24
The Importance of Symbolism in 19th century Funeral Monuments  (Program)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Nelson Memorial Library
Speaker: Sergei Troubetzkoy 
 
The 19th century saw great changes in the manner in which people in the United States  honored the dead through the design of cemeteries,  as well as  through  tombstones and masoleums which often incorporated funereal symbolism.