The Friends of the Swansea Public Library Annual Halloween program will take place on Thursday October 24th at 6:30PM with The Gravestone Girls program, Welcome to the Graveyard: A Virtual Tour of Swansea Cemetery Art, History & Symbolism. New England gravestones contain beautiful and primitive images. Join the Friends for this enlightening evening as The Gravestone Girls show photographs of local cemeteries from the colonial era into the 21st century .
The Gravestone Girl’s mission is to "Keep Our Dead Alive!” by giving lectures on cemetery art, history and symbolism. Their work aims to entertain and educate on the historical perspective of old cemeteries by documenting and preserving the beautiful art they contain.
The Gravestone Girls endeavor to help preserve a rich folk art tradition unique to our nation. We hope you are intrigued enough by our activities to investigate and expand on the special history which lives in everyone’s backyards.
This lecture is free and open to the public and will take place at the Swansea Community Center located on 260 Ocean Grove Avenue.For more information, contact the Swansea Public Library at 508-674-9609.