Newton History Series: Newton’s Historic Burying Grounds

March 9, 2009

The 2009 History Series continues on Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 pm.  Co-sponsored by the Library and the Newton History Museum, the second in the three-part series, entitled Our Imprint on the Land, will be presented by Newton historian Harry O. Lohr, Jr.  He will give a slide presentation called Newton’s Historic Burying Grounds: Out-Door Museums in the 21st Century.

Newton is home to three old burying grounds; the East Parish Burying Ground (1660), site of the first meetinghouse, the West Parish Burying Ground (1781) and South Burying Ground (1802). In these cherished sites rest many of Newton’s most prominent early citizens whose history we see reflected in the names of our streets, parks and public buildings. A closer look not only reveals this local history, but America’s history as well.

Newton resident Harry O. Lohr Jr. has been a volunteer with the Newton History Museum since the early 1990’s. Mr. Lohr is the current Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Jackson Homestead and is Co-chair of the History Museum’s Burying Grounds Committee.

The talk is free and open to the public.