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New Town Cemetery Tour
Sat, August 5, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
For more than 150 years Hillsborough's New Town Cemetery has received almost all Town burials within its walls, rich and poor, black and white, young and old. Join a member of the Hillsborough Cemetery Committee as we explore some of the lives and the history of this sacred place. We'll meet nineteenth century town notables, and watch as styles of tombstones change from religious and formal to more secular and sometimes whimsical inscriptions and depictions. Tombstone spelling mistakes, military warriors, golf bags and even a marijuana leaf will be part of the sociological change that we'll see.