Saturday, September 2 at 4:00 pm

Cemetery Walk: Final Words, Lasting Images: Headstone Meanings and Messages

For almost 300 years, the headstones in the Stockbridge cemetery have left final messages using both words and symbols.  On Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., volunteers from the Stockbridge Library’s Procter Museum & Archives will explore these interesting messages in the cemetery walk, Final Words, Lasting Images: Headstone Meanings and Messages.

Come learn which words and images were chosen at different times; what they meant in their own time period; how and why they changed over time, and what those changes represent. You’ll never look at headstones the same way again!

The walk gathers at the cemetery gate on Main Street (Route 102, Stockbridge), and takes an hour. Parking is available at the old Town Hall, across from the gate, or on the street. A $5.00 donation is suggested.

For more information, contact the Stockbridge Library at 413-298-5501.



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