Danby Program to Consider Monuments as Cultural Statements

Danby Program to Consider Monuments as Cultural Statements

Danby Program to Consider Monuments as Cultural Statements

The Mount Tabor/Danby Historical Society will present a program on grave markers as cultural statements on Sunday, June 9, at 1 p.m. with a potluck picnic lunch at the Scottsville Cemetery, located at the corner of Route 7 and Scottsville Road in Danby, about five miles south of South Wallingford. The presenter will be Shawn Holden, who owns and operates Holden Memorials in Clarendon. After lunch, he will talk about the new engraving process for images. He will bring samples of etchings on granite and some rubber stencils with lettering which are placed on stones to produce sandblasted lettering. The talk will be followed by a tour of the Scottsville Cemetery, beginning with monuments from the Gilded Age, moving on to mid-century
modern ideals, and end with the evolution of modern engraving where actual photographic portraits can be emblazoned in granite and images of people’s interests and hobbies carved in stone with color. For more information, call Bradley Bender at 802-293-5160 or email [email protected]

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