Puritan Gravestones


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The Old North Burying Ground in Ipswich, Massachusetts dates to the town’s founding in 1634. Tombstones in the oldest section feature lunettes with simple faces carved by John Hartshorne and the Leighton family of Essex County, as well as the winged death-heads carved by Boston’s William Mumford and the Lampson family. By the mid-18th Century, gravestones of the more wealthy inhabitants featured artistic life-like faces with wings and three-dimensional scrolling typical of the Park family of carvers. Join town historian Gordon Harris for a virtual tour as he shares the stories of the town’s earliest inhabitants, visits their tombstones and many of their houses, still standing.

Gordon Harris is the Ipswich town historian and a life-long carpenter.

Start Date: 02/09/2022, 1 meeting
Class Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Day of Week: Wednesday
Location: Zoom
Instructor: Gordon Harris
Status: Running/Openings