WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
7:30 p. m.
Barnes Fire House, Barnes, Kansas
THE TALES TOMBSTONES TELL
The tales Tombstones tell is a program about the symbolism on older tombstones. In the program you will learn about organizational symbols and their use in genealogical research, tree stones and white bronze monuments. You will also learn the meanings of some of the common Victorian symbols; the finger pointing up, doves, lambs and more. The program is presented by Lori Halfhide of Concordia, Kansas. She has been doing genealogical research for over twenty years and has done historical research as well, completing two volumes on the history of Blue Hill, Kansas (ghost town in Mitchell County).
Open to the public – everyone welcome
Aggieville, Kansas’s oldest business district, will celebrate its 125th birthday with a Birthday Street Fair and Dance on September 20, 2014. This event will take place on Moro Street of Aggieville starting at 10:00 AM.
This Birthday Bash will feature a state fair food cook-off, antique car show, carnival, maker faire, giant donut birthday cake, and dance. These events will highlight the charming atmosphere of one of Manhattan’s most loved areas.
“This celebration is a great way to honor the business owners and community members who have kept Aggieville growing over the years. Our goal is to see Aggieville still thriving in the community 100 years from now,” says Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President, Karen Hibbard.
For more information, visit http://www.aggieville.org/blog/post/aggieville-125 or call 785-776-8829.