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Multi-site Cemetery Tour
City: Bennington
Place: Bennington Museum
Price: $12 for Bennington Museum members/$15 for non-members
Time: 10:00
Contact Name: Bennington Museum
Phone: 802-447-1571

Join Bennington Museum curator, Jamie Franklin, for a tour of four area cemeteries, plus a guided tour of Memento Mori: The Art and Commerce of Gravestones, now on display at the Museum. Participation in the all-day program, including admission to the Museum, is only $12 for Bennington Museum members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Your registration fee will provide you with a map and itinerary for the day, which begins at 10:00 and ends at 4:00. Transportation is not provided. A one-hour break for lunch (on your own) is included in the schedule. The four-cemetery tour will introduce you to some of the stones carved by the most prominent carvers of this area, all of whom are represented in the Memento Mori exhibition. Jamie will point out stones carved by these individuals, provide information about the carvers, and explore the evolution of the artwork and symbolism of gravestones over time. Total registration is limited to 25 participants so please make your reservation early. The tour will take place rain or shine. Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

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