Old Village Cemetery, Village Avenue
Saturday, October 26, 2019
TWO TOURS in conjunction with October lecture
$12 DHSM members; $15 nonmembers
To purchase tickets, go to the Events page of this website or call 781.326.1395.
Tour A: 12:15 SOLD OUT (meet at the OVC entrance)
Tour B: 2:45 SOLD OUT (Tour leaves from the DHSM lecture or meet at the OVC entrance)
Held in conjunction with the October 26th DHSM lecture (see below).
Ever wonder what the carvings on early gravestones mean?
William Hosley, a leading historian, will speak on the meaning behind the “graven images” and other carvings on the headstones at the Old Village Cemetery; Hosley will also put the iconography in the context of early New England culture and society.
Click here to view the walking tour, courtesy Dedham TV.
To learn more about the Old Village Cemtery and the Dedham Preservation Association’s restoration efforts, see the Current Events page of this website, and visit https://dedhamvillage.org/old-village-cemetery/
October Lecture: Saturday, October 26, 1:30 p.m.|
William Hosley: Iconography on Gravestones.
Hosley, a cultural historian, will speak about the imagery on gravestones, placing the iconography in the context of early New England culture and society. He will integrate the Old Village Cemetery into the discussion. The talk is to be preceded and followed by walking tours of the Old Village Cemetery led by Mr. Hosley; see the Walking Tour section above.