Preserving a New England Burying Ground : A Community Improvement Project

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1965

GUSN

GUSN-169746

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Description

In 1963, the Deerfield Woman's Club undertook to individually photograph all 493 stones in the burying ground of Deerfield, Mass. This ambitious project provided the town with a permanent record of the site and began a process of preserving the historic grounds. The cemetery, which was replaced in 1801, is an important part of the history of the town.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 125

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1965.055.200.001

Abstract

In 1963, the Deerfield Woman's Club undertook to individually photograph all 493 stones in the burying ground of Deerfield, Mass. This ambitious project provided the town with a permanent record of the site and began a process of preserving the historic grounds. The cemetery, which was replaced in 1801, is an important part of the history of the town.

Date Notes

Volume 55, Number 200 (Spring, 1965)

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Record Details

Originator

Amelia F. Miller (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1965). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England