“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 and burial grounds from cemeteries visited by Gravestone Girls over many years. Some information on notable historic Kingston gravestone cutters, such as Bartlett Adams will be included in the presentation as well. This event is funded by a Kingston Cultural Council grant awarded to the Library for programming related to historic Kingston cemeteries and gravestones.
There will also be a few exhibit cases up at the Adams Center filled with materials related to Kingston cemeteries and gravestones as a teaser for the larger KPL Local History Collections exhibit, Historic Cemeteries and Gravestones of Kingston which will be up Wednesday, October 18th through Tuesday, October 31st.
For more information contact Nick Cotoulas at 781-585-0517 x6277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.