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The Union County Historical and Genealogy Society will sponsor a program titled “A Shape in Time and Space: The Migration of the Necked Discoid Gravemarker” by Michael McNerney of Carbondale. The program is based on McNerney’s book and copies will be for sale.

The program is the story of uniquely shaped pioneer grave markers brought by the first wave of immigrants arriving in Southern Illinois in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. McNerney will also track the migration of some of the families whose names are inscribed on the markers.

The program will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, in the Historical Society’s Resource Building (the former Cobden Clinic building), 103 N. Appleknocker. The building is located a block north of the Union County Museum. The museum’s phone number is 618-893-2865.

— The Southern

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