Cemetery stories shared at Historical Society
New England's cemetery stories in stone will be traced at the Nov. 18 meeting of the Milford Historical Society at 7 p.m. at the Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church on the Green, 168 Broad Street.
Author Christina Certullo Eriquez will discuss her book “Our History in Stone: The New England Cemetery Dictionary” and will present a pictorial tour complete with tales of superstitions revealed in old cemeteries and on gravestones.
Eriquez, of Brookfield, began gravestone photography as a hobby, capturing images and uncovering the hidden language in the carvings. About her book she writes: “Some of our country's greatest artists have left their mark in small towns from Maine to Connecticut, and some of the most important artwork is forever on display in the most inconspicuous of places, carved into our history for future generations to see. A simple flower, a morbid skeleton or an ornate sailboat, mysterious symbols from the past, but what do they mean?” (We can) unlock the meanings behind these symbols and discover the world of the artists who carved them.”
All society lecture meetings are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the church parking lot.
Anyone interested in joining the society is asked to call 203-877-1851 or visit the web site at milfordhistoricalsociety.org.