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A grave concern this Halloween at the “Old Burying Ground”

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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012 12:28 pm

STONEHAM, MA - Members of the Stoneham Historical Commission will open the gate of the Old Burying Ground (intersection of Pleasant and William Streets) on the Saturday before Halloween (Oct 27) from 2 to 4 pm.

Stop by to explore this town treasure. Discover the oldest headstone (1728), learn about Stoneham’s unsolved murder of Jacob Gould, and read our Fife Major’s pension papers (hint…he was at Valley Forge). Louisa May Alcott was a Civil War nurse less than a month before she contracted typhoid pneumonia…was Stoneham’s heroic nurse luckier?

Find out why the Town’s fourth minister is NOT buried here (hint…marrying the domestic help can be problematic, especially for your horse).

Bob Shannon will be in civil war costume as Sergeant Dudley Nason of the 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

The Stoneham Historical Commissio will have candy for the trick-or-treaters on the Halloween Walk. Bring your camera. No rubbings, please. Rain will cancel this event. They are praying for no snow this year. The Historical Society at 36 William Street will also be open.

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