April 5 2016

Historical Society Hosting Talk by Gravestone Girls on Burlington's Old Burial Ground

The following is a release from the Burlington Historical Society: 


Have you ever wandered through the Old Burial Ground across from Simonds Park?  It has been in use for 283 years, even when Burlington was still a part of Woburn.  It was named “Forest Field” then.   It is now “The 2ndParish Burial Ground” connected to the Congregational Church.   22 Revolutionary War heroes and also many from the War of 1812 are resting here.  Your 4th generation relatives could be here as well. 


On Thursday, April 7, the Burlington Historical Society is presenting “The Gravestone Girls.” This is a well-known group dedicated to providing a resource for historical education.  They will view, investigate and expand on the history of Burlington’s burial ground. They will share their knowledge of cemetery art, history and symbolism.  We will learn what different stonework means.  We will hear about the men who carved these stones. 


Join us…all our welcome and we are handicap accessible.  We meet at the Human Resource Building at 61 Center Street.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7:00 p.m.   Admission is free…we are a non-profit organization receiving support from member dues and gifts.  The annual member dues are only $15.  We hope you will become a member.  Membership is open to all persons interested in the preservation of history.


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