For some people cemeteries are dreary places. Some find them creepy and will only set foot in a cemetery when they must. However, for taphophiles cemeteries are a treasure trove of forgotten history waiting to be rediscovered. Taph is the Greek word for “tomb” and “philia” meaning an inordinate fondness. Every tombstone tells a story. Tombstone art has changed over time. Including poetry, meaningful symbols, and beautiful etchings.
Becky Smith is one such cemetery hunter. For several years she has shared her love for cemetery lore with others and spending her free time visiting every little cemetery in a wide region. Her enthusiasm is contagious and it is surprising what history is just waiting there for us to discover.
Prairie Earth Tours is pleased to be working with Becky to bring this experience to you. Subscribe to our newsletter to avoid missing out on additions to this series of cemetery history tours.
- Why Would You Want to Visit a Cemetery? - May 23, 2017
- Meet the Historical Storyteller of Emporia, Kansas - March 5, 2017
- Introducing Prairie Earth Tours - December 6, 2016