Celebrate the spooky season with Brenda Sullivan of the Gravestone Girls at "Welcome to the Graveyard", an illustrated virtual tour that chronicles cemetery art, history, and symbolism featuring the local cemeteries and graveyards of Middleton. From the colonial New England burial grounds of the 1600s & 1700s, through the nation-wide rural cemetery movement of the 19th century, and into 21st century locations, we'll examine why we have cemeteries and gravestones, why they look like they do, and how styles and art have evolved over almost 400 years.
About the Gravestone Girls: Based in Massachusetts, the Gravestone Girls create decorative artwork using the beautiful and primitive images carved on old New England gravestones, give lectures and tours on cemetery art, history and symbolism, and teach gravestone rubbing classes. Their work aims to entertain and educate on the historical perspective of old cemeteries by documenting and preserving the beautiful art they contain.
Registration: Registration is required; to receive a link to the Zoom meeting, please visit the library circulation desk, or call (978) 774-8132 or email email@example.com
Age Group(s): Adults & Teens
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Flint Public Library