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GG In The News: Historical Society Presents Gravestone Girls|Dover Community News – Dover, NH

September 2004
Dover Community News - Dover, New Hampshire

Historical society presents Gravestone Girls Sept. 10 

Dover Historical Society announces its first fall program, The Gravestone Girls, presented by Maggie White and Brenda 
Sullivan, on Sept. 10, at the Dover Public Library, beginning at 7 p.m. Discover the historical significance of gravestone
art and symbolism and what they represent about the lives and times of past generations. 

What started as a hobby for two enterprising women has become a craft which produces decorative folk art pieces and provides
historical education rooted in the rich chronicles of our New England cemeteries. Their objective is cemetery preservation 
of these great spaces and "living classrooms." This unique history is captured through gravestone rubbing and castings. The 
Gravestone Girls teach safe and fun gravestone rubbing techniques. They have lectured throughout New England on folk art, 
symbolism, and the history which resides right in our backyards. For a preview, visit their Web site at 

This event is free and open to the public.