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Hingham Cemetery tour will be led by stone conservator Kevin Duffy


Have you ever wandered through a cemetery and wondered about the ancient headstones? Are you curious about the symbols and designs represented and what these might mean? Perhaps you wondered about the stonecutters: Who they were and how they executed the carvings?

The Hingham Cemetery is sponsoring a tour that will answer these questions and many more. Join us for a tour of the art and history of Hingham Cemetery headstones. The tour will be led by stone conservator Kevin Duffy. Mr. Duffy restores and conserves headstones throughout eastern Massachusetts and has been safeguarding Hingham Cemetery monuments for fifteen years. In addition to being a stone conservator, Kevin is also a stone sculptor so has a deep appreciation for the beauty and artistry of these works.

The tour will be held on Saturday October 5th at 1:00 pm, with an October 6th rain date. We will meet at the Hingham Bell Tower, 107 Main Street, Hingham. There is no charge for the tour but a $5.00 donation would be greatly appreciated.

In order to optimize the tour experience for visitors, tour size will be limited, so you must sign up on-line (to your right). Your website sign-up ensures you a spot on the tour- no tickets will be issued. Any weather updates will be posted on the website. We hope to see you on October 5th for this unique and informative tour. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes!



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