Virtually Exploring Coventry’s Cemeteries

Date October 30, 2019
Time 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event Description

Welcome to the Graveyard! Virtually Exploring Coventry’s Cemeteries
Coventry Public Library - 1672 Flat River Rd, Coventry, Rhode Island 02816
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
7 PM – 9 PM
Join us for a fascinating presentation by the Gravestone Girls about New England cemetery art, history and symbolism. The ‘virtual tour’, called “Welcome to The Graveyard”, takes us from colonial burial grounds, through the rural cemetery movement of the 19th century and into 21st century locations. It examines why we have cemeteries and gravestones, why they look like they do and how styles and art have evolved over almost 400 years. Prior to the program date, The Girls will hit the road and go through Coventry's cemeteries, taking pictures to discuss during the presentation. Q&A is welcome at the end of the show! Our Gravestone Girl Brenda is always the presenter of our programs, and if schedules allow, other Gravestone Girls will join us too! Details

This program is free and open to the public.

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