Monday, March 26, 2007

Connecticut Gravestone Network Symposium 2007

Saturday - March 31
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
South Senior Center
70 Canterbury St.
East Hartford, CT

Hosted by The Friends of Center Cemetery, Inc. East Hartford, CT Historic Cemetery Preservation is our goal. Displays & exhibits from various historic groups. Vendors with books, T-Shirts, mourning jewelry, and othercemetery novelties. We will even have a stone carver working on site if you'd like to try your hand at it.

Lecture Topics:
Welcome for First Time visitors
"Introduction to Old Burial Ground Basics"9:30 am - Ruth Shapleigh-Brown

"Joseph Sikes and other 18th & 19th century Carvers"10: 45 - Robert Drinkwater

"West Springfield area Cemeteries and Carvers"1:15 pm.- Rusty Clark
"Slide Tour and History of Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, CT."2:30 pm. - Pat Illingworth

Lunch, snacks & beverages will be available
Admission: Pay at the door $10 to public $5 for CGN members

Directions: South Senior Center, East Hartford, CT
From route 2 east - exit 5c, Maple Ave. turn left, (underhwy), turn left at stop sign onto Handel Rd. 2nd right will be Canterbury St., road is a cul-de-sac with school/now seniorcenter at end.

Going west on Rt.2 or Int. 91 use exit forRoute 3/Main St. Glastonbury, then head north to Maple St.,which will be a right turn at the first intersection after the plaza. Follow signs for Symposium.

For details contact Ruth Brown at 860-643-5652 orshapbrown@cox.netCGN web site

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