6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
We have a very special event lined up for you with a presentation from The Gravestone Girls. Our host, Brenda Sullivan, will take us on a virtual tour of New England cemeteries, looking at the art, history and symbolism in a 90-minute Powerpoint format. The slides will take you from colonial burial grounds to 21st century locations examining why we have cemeteries and gravestones, why they look like they do, and how styles and art have evolved over almost 400 years.
Prior to the talk, The Girls will hit the road and go through cemeteries in the Cape Elizabeth area, taking pictures for use in the presentation. So we’ll learn about the region, and we’ll learn more about the history of Cape Elizabeth as told by our graveyards.
Brenda will bring handouts for you to use for your own cemetery adventures. And she’ll bring along some of her gravestone artwork castings so you can see gravestone rubbings up close.
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