Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 7:00p -
Online via Boston By Foot
87 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02108
History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming
New England’s historic burying grounds are fascinating little pockets of history that can be found all over – just take a drive to visit your friends and family and you’re bound to pass by an ancient resting place of our Colonial forefathers and mothers.
These burying grounds can reveal so much about the culture and society of those who lived here before us, beyond the individual captivating epitaphs, tragic tales and even morbid details on some gravestones. We can gather much about Colonial life (and death) that you may have never noticed before.
Our guides Dina Vargo and Sally Ebeling will offer a primer into how to read a Colonial era burying ground – from the basic layouts of a burying ground to how the symbols carved into them changed over time – you’ll never pass by a burying ground again without dying to get in!