Pioneer Gravestones of Southern Illinois
MTL will host Mike McNerney to present a program based on his book "A Shape in Time and Space: the migration of the necked discoid gravemarker" August 30 at 6:30 p.m. Copies of McNerney's book will be available for purchase after the program.

This program will cover the uniquely shaped pioneer gravemarker that followed the first wave of immigrants in southern Illinois during the late 1700s and early 1800s. McNerney will use a power point presentation to take you on this journey that includes our own Monroe County.

Mike McNerney M.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology from the University of Nebraska. He was Staff Archaeologist at the Southern Illinois University Museum at Carbondale in the early 70's and went on to found American Resources Group Ltd., a cultural resource management firm in Carbondale.

To register for this program, contact the library at or 618-939-6232.
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