Happy Halloween, everyone! May you have a spooky day.. and make sure to walk by a graveyard today! (No need to hold your breath or have a rabbit’s foot!) And may there be lots of candy! Continue reading Happy Halloween!
Mt. Auburn was featured today in an article by the Harvard Crimson as a destination to explore and admire just in time for Halloween. The article gives a brief history of the cemetery, plus a few spooky stories, and a list of some of the famous Bostonians buried within. Continue reading Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
Today’s Enterprise had a fun article in the Local section that is “part of an occasional series leading up to Halloween” entitled “The Ghost is Clear” It discusses the gravestone of Veva L. Johnson who is buried at the Mayflower Hill Cemetery in Taunton, MA. A large family monument lists her basic birth and death dates: born 28 OCT 1880 and died 26 APR 1884. Beside the family obelisk is a small cement rocking chair that states “Her vacant chair”. It features a photograph of the chair filled with stuffed animals, and a few interesting quotes. City Councilor Charles Crowley … Continue reading "The Ghost is Clear"
Visit Midge Frazel’s great cemetery blog Granite in my Blood. Midge is the secretary of the Plymouth County Genealogists, which is a great local genealogical non-profit society, with an informative newsletter The Genealogical Inquirer. Continue reading Midge Frazel’s Cemetery Blog, Granite in My Blood
Just received a mailing from Mount Auburn Cemetery, and there is a great lecture coming up: “W.E.B. Du Bois and the Enyclopedia Africana”October 18, 2006, 6 p.m. Boston Public Library, Copley SquareFree and open to the publicHenry Louis Gates, Jr. is the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. Earlier this year he had a fantastic documentary series on PBS entitled “African American Lives“. I watched all the episodes, and loved every moment. Using genealogy and genetics, he researching his own history as well as several famous or high-achieving African Americans such as Oprah, Whoopi Goldberg, and … Continue reading Mount Auburn Cemetery lecture, Boston Public Library