In Memory of Lucy

Tears of deep sadness were shed by those standing in front of Lucy's grave one hundred and eighty years ago when she was laid to rest. A tear or two of pure joy was in evidence last Saturday when folks from Ira brought Lucy's headstone back to where it should be after being broken off at the base. Topped with a beautiful weeping willow motif, the hand carved inscription reads: In Memory of Lucy, Consort of Nathaniel Willmorth Who Died Feb. 24, 1834 in the 75th Year of Her Age. The folks in Ira started working in Riverside Cemetery this Spring by taking down a large pine, and continued through to this Fall with fence fixing, a new sign and headstone repair. Click here for more pictures from Saturday.

Feature Story

Meach Island Cemetery
The Meach Island Cemetery is located on Meach Island, in Meach Cove of Shelburne, Vermont. Meach Island is privately owned by the Waite Farm Associates LLC, according to the Shelburne Assessor’s 2014 Grand List. The island is posted with two “No Trespassing” signs that are visible from the main land. Access to the island is by two ways: by water or by a stone walkway (when water is not too high). The island is extremely steep on all sides, with the best route of access over the walkway from the main land. Courtney Doyle, one of Burlington's Young Preservationists, takes us on a fascinating survey... Read on...

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Green Mountain Graveyards

Saturday, October 18 • 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier VT

Green Mountain Graveyards is an exhibit featuring artistic photography of gravestones from across Vermont, arranged chronologically and with exhibit text explaining the evolution of gravestone art from the 18th through 21st centuries, as seen in Vermont.

The opening reception takes place from 1:00 - 4:00 pm in the Snelling Room of the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. Dan Barlow and Scott Baer, the artists, will be speaking briefly at 2:00 pm about the process and project behind the photographs, also in the Snelling Room.

The exhibit will be at the Vermont History Museum through mid-April 2015.