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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Art and Symbols of Gravestones

Weeping willows, hourglasses, roses, skulls and birds in flight each have a story to tell when cut in stone. Learn about that during a tour of the Old Milford Cemetery that will focus on the meanings behind the art and symbols on early grave markers. Some information on the sculptors of this early America art will also be told.
The tour is on June 16, 1 p.m. and leaving from the parking lot of the DAR Chapter House, 55 Prospect St. It is good to come a little early so that tour-goers may be divided into small groups. (Rain date June 23.)
The cost is $5 for each adult, students free, and children accompanied by adults are welcome.  Tickets may be purchased at the Canvas Patch, 5 River St; at the Milford Historical Society, 34 High St. during Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., and on the day of the event.
The cemetery, laid out in 1676, was where many settlers were interred. Burials before that time were done in an adjacent lot, but there are no grave makers, because Puritans thought it was “vanity” to mark a burial spot.
This annual July tour is sponsored by the...  More >>

Saturday, June 16, 2018 1:00 PM
Parking lot of the DAR Chapter House
55 Prospect Stree
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Marilyn May

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