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Destination Westport: Art from the Beyond

October 16, 2021 @ 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Ever wondered why you shouldn’t walk on a grave? Or why there are so many skulls on tombstones? 

Join WM Director of Programs and Education Nicole Carpenter at the Greens Farms Lower Cemetery to discuss the 18th and 19th century superstitions associated with cemeteries and the dearly departed. Hear the tale of Westport’s accused witches and see the oldest gravestone in the burial ground. Learn what urns, willow trees and other artistic symbols on gravestones mean as you meander through the cemetery. 

Park on Nyala Farms Rd and meet on the marked green at the back entrance to the cemetery. 

Per State of Connecticut mandates, social distancing practices will be in effect and masks are required unless the use of a mask or cloth face covering by anyone for whom doing so would be contrary to his or her health or safety because of a medical condition. 

Tickets $10. Reservations are required, register online here. Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, we will consider your purchase a donation and will happily issue you a donation receipt. 

Space is limited to 10 persons per tour. Additional tours may be added if demand requires. If you wish to join but the tour has been sold out, please email your interest to programs@westporthistory.org 

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