June 16, 2021

Welcome to the Graveyard!

A tour of cemetery art, symbolism, and history.

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When: Tue, June 22, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Where: Hosted by the Carpenter Museum, Virtual Program via Zoom

(Rehoboth, MA) – Join Brenda Sullivan on a virtual tour robust with photographs from area cemeteries visited by the Gravestone Girls.

Gravestone Girl Brenda Sullivan will begin her virtual tour in colonial New England burial grounds, travel through the nationwide 19th century rural cemetery movement and into 21st century locations. She will examine why we have cemeteries and gravestones, why they look like they do and how styles and art evolved over almost 400 years.

Brenda has been immersed in gravestone art, history and symbolism for more than 30 years. An education in Art History and restoration led to the creation of Gravestone Girls and a mission to "Keep Our Dead Alive" through educational lectures, tours, classes and creation of New England gravestone replicas.

The presentation will be held over Zoom. Participants will be emailed a link shortly before the presentation. Free for Rehoboth Antiquarian Society Members; $5 for Non-members. Learn more and register: www.rehobothantiquarian.org/carpenter-museum/2021-speaker-series 

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