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
Titles on gravestones tell us about the positions individuals held in social settings, including the colony’s ministerial, military, professional and educational institutions. The attached two-page listing gives a summary of those found in the Old Cambridge Burying Ground and elsewhere. … Continue reading Ministers and Lay Leaders
Mistress Elizabeth de la Rue offers COLONIAL CAMBRIDGE TOURS AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES Each Saturday in July and August in Harvard Square, Cambridge (MBTA Red Line/Harvard Station) SCHEDULE 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ~ “Have You Milked the Cow Today?”: Colonial … Continue reading Upcoming Tours: Schedule