Westborough: Historical Society to host cemetery tour

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Westborough: Historical Society to host cemetery tour
October 27, 2013
October 18, 2013
Memorial Cemetery
West Main Street (across from Westborough Town Hall), Westborough, MA, United States

Oct. 27, from 2 – 4 p.m., the Westborough Historical Society will host a tour of Westborough Memorial Cemetery. Local history educator and WHS curator Leslie Leslie will explain early Puritan symbols, such as “the death head,” and epitaphs.

Memorial Cemetery is the resting place of Westborough’s early settlers and Revolutionary War soldiers. It also contains a monument to the town’s Civil War heroes and a Victorian fountain. At the entrance to the cemetery are 13 posts representing the 13 original states, given in 1876 by the Village Improvement Society. The tour will follow the local history program designed for Westborough’s schools.

Meet at 2 p.m. at the entrance to the cemetery, on West Main Street across from Westborough Town Hall. The Westborough Historical Society will offer refreshments following the tour at Sibley House, 13 Parkman St.

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