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  • * Shirley Center Cemetery History Lecture

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    Name: * Shirley Center Cemetery History Lecture
    Date: September 9, 2017
    Event Description:
    Opening night for the Shirley Center Cemetery display. Come learn about the history of the residents of Shirley who are buried in this historical cemetery. Revoutionary War, Civil War Veterans and other historically important people in the town rest in Center Cemetery. There will be PowerPoint presentation with photos of stones taken by both Barbara Yocum and Catherine Lahousse. A rough outline of topics covered in the program is below.

    Center Cemetery Program

    General intro to land and first burial
    History of cemetery art
    Display rubbings on display 

    Materials used for headstones 

    Carvers/Monument Makers of the stones

    Differences between:
    monuments
    “cenotaph”
    Tombs
    Mounds
    Crypt
    Enclosures
    Head and foot stones

    Mystery - Stones move?
    Little
    Brown
    On display – one found in Hearse House

    Shirley celebrities
    Jonathan Parker
    First burial
    Rev. Whitney
    Rev, Chandler
    MacKaye stone
    Space program

    How to locate family burials, etc.
    Local lists
    Find A Grave

    Still active cemetery – who to contact, etc.

    Issues with cemetery care

    What’s in the future for Center Cemetery?



     
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