The King's Chapel History Program is delighted to kick off the Halloween season with a special history program presented by Brenda Sullivan of Gravestone Girls.
“Welcome to the Graveyard!” is a 90 minute illustrated ‘virtual tour’ chronicling cemetery art, history and symbolism. From the 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. This presentation will include images found in King’s Chapel burial ground and other interesting gravestones found in the Boston/Metro area.
Gravestone Girls create replicas of old New England tombstones in the form of wall hangings, magnets, coasters, mirrors, pinboards and more! Cast directly from originals still on cemetery landscapes, their art is a piece of history in your hand! "Keeping Our Dead Alive" through lectures, tours, classes and art, they work nationwide, raising cemetery awareness and teaching citizens the history buried under their feet. Learn more about Gravestone Girls at their website: www.gravestonegirls.com
$7 per household.
Attendees must register through Eventbrite by noon on October 1 to receive the Zoom link.