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
Head and foot stones
Mystery - Stones move?
On display – one found in Hearse House
How to locate family burials, etc.
Find A Grave