Virtual Tour of the West Cemetery
April 26 @ 12:15 am - 12:45 pm
The West Cemetery on Triangle Street was established in 1730, and for 90 years was the town’s only burying ground. Join us for a audio-narrative, virtual stroll through the paths of the West Cemetery, in this talk presented by Bob Drinkwater detailing the history of Amherst’s first graveyard, which is the resting place of Emily Dickinson and other town notables.
History Bites is a series of thirty minute lectures to inform and entertain, covering various aspects of the history of Amherst and the lives of those who once lived here.
Bring your lunch, and we provide coffee, tea and cider for you as you listen to the presentations. The programs begin promptly at 12:15 with seating and beverages ready just before noon. The lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.