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Welcome to the Graveyard with the Gravestone Girls

Welcome to the Graveyard with the Gravestone Girls

Join us for “Welcome to the Graveyard!” a 90 minute illustrated ‘virtual tour’ chronicling cemetery art, history and symbolism.  From colonial New England burial grounds of the 16 & 1700s, through the nation-wide rural cemetery movement of the 19th century and into 21st century locations, the program examines why we have cemeteries and gravestones, why they look like they do and how styles and art have evolved over almost 400 years.  The presentation is robust with photographs of original gravestones and burial grounds found in Reading along-side images from cemeteries visited by Gravestone Girls over many years.

 

This program is generously funded by The Friends of the Reading Public Library. Thank you!

Date:
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Community Room A, Community Room B
Audience:
  Adults     High Schoolers (Gr 9-12)     Middle Schoolers (Gr 6-8)  
Categories:
  Performances & Special Events  

Registration is required. There are 23 seats available.

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We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact the library at rdgadmin@noblenet.org.

Face coverings are not required and are welcomed while indoors at the Reading Public Library. Please follow the updated COVID-19 guidelines if you’ve tested positive, been in close contact, or are experiencing new symptoms. 

If the Reading Public Schools are closed due to a snow emergency,  all in-person programming will be canceled.