ONLINE Genealogy Workshop: Past the Cemetery Gate

October 18, 2020

2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM


Past the Cemetery Gate
with the Gravestone Girls
Sunday October 18 | 2 - 4 PM
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Please join Brenda Sullivan and the Gravestone Girls for “Past the Cemetery Gate”, where we learn to ‘read’ the cemetery for clues and information. Using both direct observation and deductive reasoning from objects such as the writing, art, geology and the cemetery landscape, much new insight can be revealed. That new insight can answer questions, create new inquiries and open doors for further detective work. Many use the cemetery as a cursory resource for learning, genealogy or entertainment, some haven’t tapped it at all. This program will get guests looking at these spaces, both old and new, as a valuable resource for their data collection activities!

The Gravestone Girls are "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. 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!

Registration required.

Zoom login information will be sent via email prior to the meeting.

Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. All levels will learn something new!