By Lisa Terech, Community Engagement
This Sunday, the Oshawa Community Museum is excited to offer our Annual Union Cemetery Tour. Oshawa largest cemetery is also the final resting place to a great number of its early settlers and community leaders. The stones are varied, as are the stories that accompany them. On Sunday, we will discover the secrets behind the symbols on the stones, and learn about the societies, organizations, and affiliations denoted by the symbols. What can be learned by reading a stone, and what secrets are still to be discovered?
There are many symbols and iconography that are easily identifiable, and there were others that required research as to their history.
The following are some of the symbols you might see on a gravestone in Union Cemetery.
Be sure to join OCM Staff at 2pm for our annual tour, on Sunday September 7, 2014.