Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cemetery Tour: A Grave Affair, a Glimpse into the Shadows of Hampton's Past

The Hampton Heritage Commission is sponsoring a cemetery tour of Pine Grove Cemetery on Saturday July 25 from 4-6 PM. The tour entitled “A GRAVE AFFAIR- a Glimpse into the Shadows of Hampton’s Past” will be conducted by local historian Betty Moore of the Hampton Historical Society.

The presentation will include information about Pine Grove c 1654, New Hampshire’s oldest public cemetery, as well as the different styles, periods and carvers of the stones found there. Betty will also relate stories about early life and death in Hampton and details of some of the families who are buried there. Family names include Hobbs, Moulton, Gookin, Palmer, Dearborn, Towle, Lane, Marston, Mace and Gove.

Tickets for the tour are $5.00 per person. Also, hot dogs, hamburgers, and soda will also be available for a small donation. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Heritage Commission’s Heritage Fund for the repair and upkeep of Hampton’s old grave stones. For more information or to purchase tickets call 603-944-0280, or e mail mjmcaden@comcast.net .

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