Welcome to the Graveyard: A Virtual Tour of Cemetery Art, History & Symbolism

Thursday, July 227:00—8:30 PMVirtual MeetingNorfolk Public Library2 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA, 02056

“Welcome to the Graveyard!” is a 90 minute illustrated ‘virtual tour’ chronicling cemetery art, history and symbolism. From colonial New England burial grounds of the 16 & 1700s, through the nation-wide rural cemetery movement of the 19th century and into 21st century locations, the program examines why we have cemeteries and gravestones, why they look like they do and how styles and art have evolved over almost 400 years. The presentation is robust with photographs of original gravestones from many cemeteries visited by Gravestone Girls over time. This program has been presented to a wide variety of organizations for more than twenty years.

Registration is required. Participants will be emailed the Zoom login info the day before this event.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library.

Capacity: 14 of 50 spaces available.

Note: Registering more attendees than spaces available will automatically place your attendees on this event's wait list.

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