Chocksett Cemetery Walk & Make Your Own Gravestone Rubbing
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Demonstrator: Brenda Sullivan of Gravestone Girls
Date: May 8, 2021 (backup date May 22, 2021) 9am-12pm
Location: Chocksett Burial Ground, Rt.62/Rt.12, Sterling MA. Meet at Entrance on Maple St.
Sponsored by the Sterling Cultural Council, Sterling Historical Commission, and Conant Public Library
Are you interested in learning more about the old historic cemeteries in our town? Join us for a cemetery walk to learn about the art and symbolism of New England gravestones in our very own Chocksett Cemetery with the amazing and knowledgable Brenda Sullivan of Gravestone Girls. She'll demonstrate how to do a proper gravestone rubbing, and then you'll be able to do your very own gravestone rubbing that you'll take home with you!
Dress warmly (layer up! mask up!), wear comfortable shoes, and bring water. This event is entirely outside. In the event of rain the event will be rescheduled. All other supplies needed for the event will be provided for you.
About Brenda Sullivan of Gravestone Girls
Brenda has been studying and presenting on the art, history, and symbolism of gravestones for more than 30 years. An education in Art History and restoration led to the creation of Gravestone Girls, whose mission is to "Keep Our Dead Alive" through educational lectures, tours, classes and creation of art replicas of New England gravestones.
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Sponsored by Sterling Cultural Council, Sterling Historical Commission, and Conant Public Library
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