Participants choose the tours they wish to attend, then meet the guides at the designated starting points noted in the attached brochure. All tours are free and open to the public, no pre-registration required. Continue reading Cambridge Discovery Days Coming Up Soon!
I. Links to the most recent guided tour handouts may be found at my Academia site, in the section on handouts. For those who’ve attended my tours (and those who haven’t), these include information about the carvers, the gravestones’ originals, … Continue reading Self-Guided Tour Handouts: I. The Old Cambridge Burying Ground Tour” (for Adults) and II. “Children’s Activities: Days, Months, Years and Ages” .
We are so lucky in New England. The gravestones here have been carefully studied by so many people that it is possible to know quite a lot about them. In this discussion, we will inquire into the known carvers in the Old Cambridge Burying Ground and the signs by which you may know them. Continue reading How to Identify the Hand of the Carver
Stones for women in the Old Cambridge Burying Ground–and in many other colonial burial sites–tend to name them in terms of their husbands and fathers.(1) The honorific “Mrs.” usually appears (although this could refer to an older unmarried lady as … Continue reading Stones for Women and the Terms They Use
2017 Colonial Children’s Activities begin in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. Continue reading Summer 2017 Tours Have Begun!
Often, as I’m seated on the red carpet that is Mistress Elizabeth’s open-air school on Saturday mornings, Continue reading The 11:30 Children’s Activity Hour
This is a topic that deserves more attention than it has received so far. I began work on this with another researcher, and we have been in hiatus over finishing it, but I want to point out the importance of … Continue reading Seventeenth Century Stones