Association for Gravestone Studies Western New England Chapter, Spring Meeting
June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Association for Gravestone Studies announces its quarterly meeting and walking tour; Saturday, June 4. We’ll meet at Amherst’s West Cemetery, located in downtown Amherst, at 1 PM.
We had considered meeting at an indoor venue in the morning for presentations by John Hanson and Bob Drinkwater, or if that was not feasible (due to Covid restrictions), to do so via Zoom the previous evening. However, since these presentations would be, essentially, re-enactments of previously recorded presentations, we thought it might be simpler to just provide links to the YouTube videos, for folks to view if and when they wished, prior to our meeting at West Cemetery in Amherst, MA, at 1PM.
Bob Drinkwater, “A Virtual Tour of the West Cemetery”presented at Amherst History Bites, April 26, 2019.
John Hanson, “Reading the Epitaphs of Amherst’s West Cemetery”presented at Amherst History Bites, March 11, 2022.
Bob Drinkwater, “A Virtual Tour of the West Cemetery, Part 2: Amherst’s Founding Families”presented at Amherst History Bites, April 8, 2022:
The West Cemetery (where Emily Dickinson is buried) is in downtown Amherst, on the east side of North Pleasant Street. It is behind a little strip mall, just north of the Post Office and Ren’s Mobil. We suggest that you find a parking space in the adjoining area, then enter the cemetery via the Gaylord Gate (located behind the Toy Box).
During our walkabout, we’ll visit many of the gravesites featured in Bob’s and John’s presentations, and more, if folks are so inclined.
If you’re planning to join us, please RSVP to Andrea: firstname.lastname@example.org.