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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Library is hosting a presentation on gravestones in person on Tuesday, September 27 at the Christa McAuliffe branch on Water Street.

The presentation is also available on Zoom.

“If only colonial gravestones could talk! Imagine what they could tell us! Why did the Puritans use skulls on the gravestones? What were they thinking? Colonial burying grounds provide a unique look into New England’s past. While many agree that the gravestones provide striking examples of colonial folk art, what is often overlooked is how the gravestones and their surrounding landscape reflect changing attitudes towards death in an ever-changing world,” posted the library,

Boston archaeologist Barbara Donohue will discuss the world of the Puritans to the world of today via the evolution of the colonial burying ground.

Register for the Zoom link at

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