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Cemetery symbolism to be topic of talk on June 8

The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library will kick off its 12th annual Summer at the Stone House event series on Thursday, June 8, with a program on cemetery research.

Local historian Laura Fitzgerald will discuss “Cemetery Symbolism.” She will share examples of unique stones from Western New York and beyond. Learn the stories behind these stones and the lives they represent.

Another meeting of interest the genealogists will take place on Thursday, Aug. 24.  The topic will be “Newspapers: Above the Fold – Your Ancestors in the News.”

The museum is located at 9824 Route 16 in Machias. The talk will take place at 7 p.m.  and  be held under a tent on the museum lawn – rain or shine – and is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 716-353-8200 or visit the museum Facebook page.

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