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Friends of Ancient Cemetery Display

August 1 @ 8:00 am August 27 @ 5:00 pm

Sturgis Library is hosting an exhibit featuring the work of the Friends of Ancient Cemetery, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting the historical and cultural significance of Yarmouth Massachusetts’ oldest burying ground.


The exhibit will display items used to safely clean gravestones, samples of slate, granite, and marble, a representative carved stone and chisel, graphs depicting a selection of data collected from more than 900 cleaned gravestones, illustrations of stones before and after cleaning, books on gravestone history, carving, and genealogy, and an aerial map of the old section of Ancient Cemetery. The most powerful aspect of this work is the meticulous data collection and analysis of information carved on gravestones.


Fine art photographs of Ancient Cemetery gravestones will be on display for sale.
More information about the Friends of Ancient Cemetery can be found at www.friendsofancientcemetery.com