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The Tombstones Speak: History from Stonington's Cemeteries

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The town of Stonington has many cemeteries.  Meredith Mason Brown, historian and author, will use a select few of Stonington’s hundreds of tombstones to call to mind the richness and diversity of the town’s history, from the 17th century founders to the 21st century.  Photographs by Marsha Standish will illustrate, among other things, wolfstones in Stonington’s oldest graveyard, a memorial stone of a ship’s captain killed in Tonga, a monument to a young British midshipman killed by an American privateer
in the war of 1812, the ghastly burning in 1840 of a steamship bound for Stonington, and a monument of a British baronet who intended to have the ashes of his heart buried near the remains of his long-time lover.


This event is presented jointly by La Grua Center Burrowing into the Borough series and the Stonington Historical Society.


Admission is free and open to the public.





 

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