Learn About Colonial Burying Grounds at Watertown Historical Society Event

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The Historical Society of Watertown announced it will host a Talk on Colonial Burying Grounds on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Society sent out the following information:

Barbara Donohue will give a talk with slideshow on “Colonial Burying Grounds: Interpreting the Passed for the Present,” at the Watertown Free Public Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in the Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room. The library is located in Watertown Square at 123 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Ms. Donahue is a Registered Professional Archaeologist and received her Master’s Degree in History/Historic Archaeology from UMASS Boston. While a graduate student she volunteered working at the Granary Burying Ground.

She will talk about the function of the burying ground in Puritan society and tell how changing attitudes towards death and a changing society are reflected in the physical landscape of the burying ground. Copies of her book, Copp’s Hill: Evolution of a Puritan Burial Place 1659—the Present will be available for purchase.

The meeting is presented by the Historical Society of Watertown and is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Joyce at 781-899-7239.

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