August 12, 2010

Library of Life Twilight Tour

Join me this evening at 7:00 PM for a special walking tour on
"A Library of Life Stories" which is part of the August Twilight Tour series of Forest Hills Cemetery that is sponsored by the Forest Hills Educational Trust.

This tour will include not just the bucolic rural cemetery that was founded in 1848 and laid out by Henry A.S. Dearborn, first president of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and mayor of the city of Roxbury, but also a select group of "permanent residents" of Forest Hills Cemetery that add to the rich layers of Boston history.
Among the graves to be visited are those of Fanny Lily Gypsy Davenport, a legendary 19th century actress, Samuel Reed, owner of some of the fastest clipper ships of the 19th century, the Perkins Family, whose mansion "Pinebank" was a Jamaica Plain landmark, Governor Alexander Rice, a politician and papermaker, and Alonzo Ames Miner, a Universalist minister and president of Tufts University.
Bring a flahlight and $10.00 for an enjoyable and fascinating tour!

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