KINGSTON – Glenn Knoblock, a New Hampshire historian, will be in Kingston on Sat., June 8 at 1:00 p.m. to present a program on New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones. Glenn will lead an interesting and informative walking tour through the historic Plains Cemetery to discuss the rich variety of gravestones, their symbolism and stories of historic events including the “Throat Distemper Epidemic” of 1735 and other notable events that occurred during the Plains Cemetery’s long history. Join us to find out more about these deeply personal works of art and the craftsmen who carved them. This program is sponsored by the Kingston Heritage Commission and is made possible by a generous grant from the New Hampshire Humanities.

After the program, please join for refreshments and conversation, visit the Historic Church on the Plains and then take a short walk down Main Street to the Kingston Historical Museum complex as all will be open for visitors.

This program and access to the historic buildings are free and open to the public.

Glenn is an independent scholar and historian and author of 15 books and over 100 articles. He is also the author and historian on projects relating to Northern New England bridges, New Hampshire cemeteries, brewing history, and African –American military history. He has served as a main military contributor to Harvard and Oxford University’s landmark African-American Biography Project. He holds a BA in History from Bowling Green University.

For more information, contact Ernie Landry at 603-702-0270 or ejlandry@aol.com.

 

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