Posted by Christina Jedra February 20, 2013 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Peabody Institute Library, Danvers:
Take a 90-minute virtual tour of Danvers cemeteries from colonial burial grounds into the 21st century to examine the symbolism and artistry of cemeteries and gravestones - why we have them and why they look the way they do.
The Gravestone Girls, Brenda Sullivan, Maggie White and Melissa Anderson create artwork using primitive images carved on olde New England gravestones; give talks on cemetery art, history and symbolism and teach gravestone rubbing classes! They aim to educate on the historical perspective of old cemeteries by documenting and preserving the beautiful art they contain.
Register at danverslibrary.org or 978-774-0554