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The Harvard Shaker Cemetery

September 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Membership Program  starts at 7:30PM

Presented by Roben Campbell of Harvard.

In 1792, after the Shaker Village Meetinghouse was constructed, the Shakers began building their cemetery.  At least 331 Shakers were buried here between 1792 and 1929.   In 1879, they began replacing individual stone markers with cast-iron “lollipop” markers.  This is the only cemetery where the iron markers  remain.

Harvard historian and Shaker expert Roben Campbell will explain this unique cemetery, its history, burial patterns, and how it came to look the way it does.

At the Congregational Church King St Littleton, MA

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Date:
September 21, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm