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Hollywood Cemetery: Symbolism and Monument Styles walking tour this Saturday

The Valentine Richmond History Center is offering a neat walk this Saturday, August 17:

Hollywood Cemetery: Symbolism and Monument Styles Specialty Walking Tour* (2-4pm)

If cemeteries could talk, what could they tell you about those buried there? Learn to interpret the spiritual, occupational, vegetal and fraternal signs and symbols found on Hollywood’s headstones and ironworks. Discover the historical origins of the many monument styles including cradle stones, pyramids, pier stones, mausoleums and reliquaries. Meet at the entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets.

Walking tours are $10 ($5 for History Center members). You may purchase tour tickets online, or the tour guides will accept cash or check if paying on-site.

PHOTO BY Taber Andrew Bain

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