Ever wondered why you shouldn’t walk on a grave? Or why there are so many skulls on tombstones?
Join WHS Director of Programs and Education Nicole Carpenter on Sat., Oct. 19, from 9:30 to 10:30 am to take an eerie tour of the Greens Farms Lower Cemetery to discuss the 18th and 19th century superstitions associated with cemeteries and the dearly departed. Learn what urns, willow trees and other artistic symbols on gravestones mean as you meander through the cemetery.
Park on Nyala Farms Rd and meet on the marked green at the back entrance to the cemetery.
Online pre-registration $8 for members, $12 for non-members. At the door, $10 suggested admission for members, $15 for non-members. Reservations are recommended, register at www.westporthistory.org or call (203) 222-1424 x5.
Month-long Spooktober tickets are available online as well.