Get spooky with the Mattapoisett Museum’s graveyard talk

Sep 11, 2020

Event Date: 

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 6:30pm

MATTAPOISETT — Ever wondered why gravestones look the way they do? On Thursday Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom, the Mattapoisett Museum will host an online presentation by the Gravestone Girls about New England cemetery art, history and symbolism to explore the subject

The virtual tour, called “Welcome to The Graveyard,” will go through colonial burial grounds, through the rural cemetery movement of the 19th century, and into 21st century locations. It will examine why we have cemeteries and gravestones, why they look like they do, and how styles and art have evolved over almost 400 years. 

Mattapoisett is home to cemeteries dating from the early 1700s including Hammond Cemetery and Barlow Burying Ground. Prior to the program date, The Girls will hit the road and go through Mattapoisett’s cemeteries taking pictures to discuss during the presentation. Q&A is welcome at the end of the show

Gravestone Girl Brenda is always the presenter of our programs, and if schedules allow, other Gravestone Girls will join us too!

The event is free, but prior registration is required to receive the Zoom link to the event. There is no charge for tickets, but donations are highly encouraged.

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For questions or more information, contact Kyle DeCicco-Carey at 508-758-2844 or

Event Date: 

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 6:30pm

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Contact Name: 

Kyle DeCicco-Carey

Contact Phone: 

(508) 758-2844