Old Burying Ground Tour – Aug. 20

Tour the OlCharles Edwin  Wilbour Monumentd Burying Ground on the Commons with Managing Director Marjory O’Toole. Meet at the Betty Alden Monument pictured here at 10 AM, Thursday August 20th and enjoy an hour and a half tour and discussion of the cemetery’s highlights. Learn the true story of Elizabeth who “should have been” the wife of Simeon Palmer and how a cat-eating minister was to blame for the couple’s troubles. Visit the graves of Elizabeth Alden Pabodie, who is believed to be the first English girl born in New England, and Benjamin Church the town’s first English settler. The tour will include a talk on gravestone “fashions” and Colonial burial customs, “slave row,” the death of seven siblings in just over a week, and the oldest gravestone in the cemetery.

10 AM to 11:30 AM Cost: $5 for members $10 for non-members. Accompanied children are welcome and will be half price.