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Rising from the dead in Truro

Posted by David Lyon  June 29, 2011 04:26 PM

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When we wrote in praise of graveyards for the Memorial Day weekend travel section, we mentioned that you meet the nicest people in those gardens of stone. Perhaps we were unclear – that assessment was meant to include the quick as well as the dead. Among the folks we heard from were The Gravestone Girls, a trio of cemetery educators who give talks and conduct graveyard visits all around New England. You can read a lot more about them and see a calendar of upcoming events at www.GravestoneGirls.com, but suffice it to say they've been at this work for more than 10 years and still have a sense of humor.

At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, they're giving a 90-minute free virtual tour of Truro's 14 graveyards at the Truro Public Library at 7 Standish Way. Gravestone Girl Brenda Sullivan explains that the session will chart the development of cemeteries and gravestones from the time that Truro was founded in 1709 right up into the 21st century.

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