Friday, February 07, 2014

Cemeteries - Odd And Old

Exploring History Through Cemeteries

LABELLE, FL. -- "As You Are Now, So Once Was I" a program given by Melissa Timo at LaBelle City Hall, 451 West Hickpochee Avenue, on Wednesday, February 12. at 7 o'clock in the evening is the third in the series of special speaker programs for 2014 in Hendry county.

Timo says Florida’s cemeteries are not as quiet as one might think. Instead, these burial places are rich with hidden symbols, public proclamations, and old, sometimes odd, traditions. From public playgrounds to austere resting places to high-tech memory storage, studies of cemeteries can bring to life families, communities, and cultures long after they’ve left Florida far behind. 

Miss Timo is the Florida Public Archeology Network Outreach Coordinator for the Southwest Region, which includes Lee, Collier, Glades, and Hendry Counties.

The free program is made possible by LaBelle Heritage Museum's partnership with Clewiston Museum in a neighborhood grant from the Florida Humanities Council. 

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