Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Upcoming Cemetery Events

Milk Row Cemetery Tour, Somerville Massachusetts


The City of Somerville and Historic Somerville, Inc. will continue to celebrate May as Preservation Month with a tour of historic Milk Row Cemetery, 1804- about 1900. This cemetery was founded by Samuel Tufts on his farm in what was then Charlestown. It is quite small, but contains an extraordinary memorial to those who died from Somerville in the Civil War. The memorial was dedicated in 1863, prior to the war's end.

Milk Row Cemetery is located in Somerville, at 439 Somerville Avenue, next to Demoulas' Market Basket. The tour will last about an hour.

Forest Hill Cemetery, East Derry New Hampshire
Gravestone Conservation Workshop

Mark your calendars!!!! Headstone Conservation Workshop with Jonathan Appell will be held: Saturday, June 13 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit the Forest Hill website for more information.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Hilldale Cemetery, Haverhill MA Fundraiser

The Hilldale Cemetery with the help of the Essex County Ghost Project and the Pelham Paranormal Research will hold a ghost talk and ghost hunt on Saturday May 16th starting at 6:00pm at the Sons Of Italy in Haverhill, Massachusetts. This night will feature to well known Paranormal Historian and Psychic Fionna Broom who will give a ghost hunting class. After the glass you will be able to use some of those skills you learned at Hilldale Cemetery. Nationaly known UK Psychic Gavin Cromwell will take you around Hilldale cemetery and show you all the hot spots in the cemetery with help from Fiona Broom. If you have any questions please feel free to call Thomas Spitalere at 978-289-8271 or thomasspitalere@yahoo.com. All the money raised will go to the restoration of Hilldale Cemetery.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Union Cemetery

The warm weather is finally here and I'm out and about again photographing cemeteries. Two weeks ago I met up with Gravestone Girl Brenda in the Old North Burying Ground in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The photos have been uploaded to http://gravematter.smugmug.com/gallery/917218_LXdEo#41897550_moLC9 and are at the end of the gallery. She showed me how they make an impression of a gravestone carving to use later in making their casts.

Last Sunday I revisited Union Cemetery in Amesbury, Massachusetts in another attempt to make a dent in photographing this huge cemetery. I'll need a couple more trips. The new photos have been added to http://gravematter.smugmug.com/gallery/848855_xmJEp#38152639_CHTGg and are at the end of the gallery.

Thanks to Renee C. of Durham, NH for your donation!