Art from the Beyond – Cemetery Tour

October 7th, 2017

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Gravestones reveal a lot about the society whose dead are buried beneath them. Not only did  decorative carvings like the “death’s head,” winged cherub, Grecian urn, and weeping willow hold deep meaning for 18th- and 19th-century Americans they also served to protect and accompany their loved ones into the Great Beyond.

 

Join WHS Education and Program Director Nicole Carpenter for an eerie tour of the Greens Farms Church Lower Cemetery, where long-gone stone-masons have left behind clues about early Westporters and their superstitions.

 

Park on Nyala Farm Road, at the back of the cemetery, and enter through the rear entrance. Call to register, (203) 222-1424: $8/WHS member; $10/non-member.