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Field Trip to Natick Cemeteries

“You don’t have to have attended that program to enjoy this fall walkabout which is free and open to the public,” Brenda said.. “Come with us! It’s going to be fun."

“We will meet at 10 AM on the steps of Bacon Free Library and Natick Historical Society Museum. We will start with an overview of the library’s genesis, the alternating cross and arrowhead fence bordering library property and the newly restored John Eliot monument obelisk at the northeast corner of library property, Union and Eliot Streets. We’ll discuss the Native American burials in that vicinity which began in 1651.”

“Then we’ll head down the street, to The Eliot Church/meeting house.  We’ll have a look at Reverend Daniel Takawambpait’s very worn grave marker. He succeeded John Eliot in ministering to Natick’s ‘Praying Indians.’ We’ll head around the bend to look at the hill tombs which face the street. We’ll walk the rest of the yard looking at gravestone materials, shapes, orientations, art, stories and legends, etc.”

This rain or shine event co-sponsored by Bacon Free Library and The Natick Historical Society is free and open to the public. Register at the library, 58 Eliot St, via phone at 508 653 6730, or on Bacon Free Library’s website. Reach Brenda and the Gravestone Girls with any questions at http://gravestonegirls.com

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Registration: Registration has closed.

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