(7:30pm - Berwick Academy - Whipple Arts Center)
A scholar investigating the centuries-old mystery surrounding the last resting place of captive Scottish will visit a region in America where some of their comrades were taken after the brutal Battle of Dunbar in 1650.
Dr. Chris Gerrard, head of the department of archeology at Durham University, England, will present a lecture on the fate of 17th century soldiers imprisoned at Durham. These men had been caught in a religious war that catapulted them across Europe and America—including southeastern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire, where many descendants live today.Read more ...
Authors Paulette Chernack and Cassandra Davidson will present “Cemetery Art and Symbolism- A Talk and Workshop” at the Counting House Museum on Sunday, October 30, at 1:30 pm.
The program is one of several of the Old Berwick Historical Society’s presentations this fall. Admission is by donation and the public is invited.
The author and the illustrator, a mother/daughter duo, will discuss art, symbolism and history found in graveyards and cemeteries, conservation and preservation information, and correct procedures for rubbing gravestones.
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