Lecture: Ye Old Burying Yard: Ridgefield Cemeteries and Burial Customs

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us on Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm at Ridgefield Library to learn more about local burying grounds and customs. Daniel Cruson, an expert on early life in Colonial Connecticut, will be discussing the evolution of local grave markers from the 1600s through the 1800s. Cruson will highlight headstones of particular interest in Mapleshade Cemetery that are hand-carved, fascinating, and rife with symbolism.

This lecture is free and open to the public; reservations are required. To register and reserve a seat, please go to the Ridgefield Library event page. For more information, contact Graveyard Restoration Committee member Hannah Barber at 203-244-8408.

Daniel Cruson is a retired Joel Barlow High School teacher and is past president of the Newtown Historical Society, past president of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut, and is the Town Historian for Newtown. He is the author of several books including The Pre-History of Fairfield County and Putnam’s Revolutionary War Encampment: The History and Archaeology of Putnam Memorial State Park.

This event is sponsored by the Ridgefield Graveyard Restoration Committee, the Ridgefield Historical Society, Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, and the Ridgefield Library.

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