2018 Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

We are trying a fun new project this year and we hope you'll play along with our 2018 Cemetery Scavenger Hunt! We are going to cover iconography, architecture and more!


Every Sunday from today until the end of October there will be a new post highlighting something we found in a St Louis cemetery. To play along all you have to do is post a photo to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #msstlcsh. The only requirement is that the photo was taken in a cemetery.

We'll be sharing our favorites every week!

This first one should be easy. Find an anchor. The anchor is a symbol of hope drawn directly from Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil. The anchor was also used by early Christians as a symbol of their faith.

This photo was taken at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St Louis, Missouri where we hold our annual Mourning Tour and Funeral Reenactment: Consolations of Memory. This year's free event will take place on Oct 6. All you need to do is register.

We are looking forward to seeing all of your great finds! 

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2018 Mourning Society of St Louis Scavenger Hunt Topics by week Sep 8 - Oct 27

Week 1: Find an anchor

Week 2: Find a cemetery garden

Week 3: Find a book

Week 4: Find an inverted torch

Week 5: Find any animal

Week 6: Find a broken column

Week 7: Find an effigy

Week 8: Find an urn