Warrensville West Cemetery Gravestone Interpretation Workshop
Oct. 14 2023

Join the Shaker Historical Society, Shaker Heights Public Library, and City of Shaker Heights on Saturday, October 14th at 11:00 am for an interactive workshop on how to interpret the symbols on gravestones of early Warrensville Township residents. This tour will be led by Katherine Ranum, Ph.D. You will also learn more about the progress of the Warrensville West Cemetery Historic Preservation Master Plan (https://www.shakeronline.com/cemetery). This event is free, advanced registration required.

Katherine R. Ranum holds a masters and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Cincinnati. She specializes in embodied religious practices in Christianity, Judaism, and folk religion in the British Atlantic. Her research includes projects on disability, gender, and theology as well as funerary and mortuary practices from the 17th to mid-19th century. She is currently serving as a visiting assistant professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

The tour will be held at Warrensville West Cemetery, 3451 Lee Road, Shaker Heights. All participants must register separately. Parking is available in the Heinen’s parking lot or across the street at the library. Closed-toed shoes (e.g. sneakers), tall socks, and long pants are encouraged due to tall grasses at the cemetery. This is a rain or shine event that will only be canceled in the event of extreme weather.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

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