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!
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