Alabama’s Cemeteries and Symbols

- Smith Waters, Mollie
Drive down any highway, backroad, or country lane, and one is sure to pass a cemetery or two along the way. While many people think of cemeteries as merely final resting places, they are also repositories for the history and culture of a location.

In the program "Alabama Cemeteries: Common Symbols and Architecture," these histories and the culture of some of Alabama’s cemeteries will be explored. Not only will common symbols and typical architecture be discussed, but unusual, macabre, and famous cemeteries and its inhabitants will also be featured. From this program, attendees will learn about symbols, secret organizations, epitaphs, grave styles, and much more.