Stories in Stone Cemetery Tour
Posted on April 6, 2023 by Jenny ONeill
Did you know that there are over 100 historic cemeteries in Westport? The Westport Historical Society will hold its first tour of Westport’s historic cemeteries on Saturday June 10, 2023.Stories in Stone Historic Cemeteries Tour offers a unique opportunity to visit up to 8 cemeteries, weaving together stories of those buried at these sites with a chance to explore some special locations in Westport. Many cemeteries are hidden in the most surprising places — behind backyards or in fields and woods! The tour embraces the diverse and connected stories of Quakers, Mayflower passenger descendants, Native Americans, African Americans, military veterans, and of families that have been embedded in our community for generations. The tour will also highlight gravestone restoration and repair techniques. Tour the cemeteries at your own pace. Volunteer guides will share information at each site.
Information and tickets at https://wpthistory.org/our-events/stories-in-stone-historic-cemeteries-tour/