Environmental Treasures

Environmental Treasures of Quincy

THE QUINCY PARK DEPARTMENT'S ENVIRONMENTAL TREASURES PROGRAM
and
THE QUINCY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

present

GRAVESTONE ART AT HANCOCK CEMETERY
Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m.
(Rain date: Sunday, October 26, 2 p.m.)

Ed Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Quincy Historical Society, will lead a walk through Hancock Cemetery to view gravestones and explore the different designs used by carvers at different time periods.  Meet at the Cemetery entrance to the left of City Hall, 1305 Hancock Street.  For more information and rain date rescheduling, please call 617/472-0799.

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Also this month, don't miss: Wednesday, October 22, 7 p.m.  Quincy Historical Society, 8 Adams Street.  Ta Mara Conde, conservator of the Hancock Cemetery gravestone restoration project, will give a presentation of before and after images of select stones and discuss the methods she used to preserve them.

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A great read:  For those of you who missed the September tour led by landscape designer Lelia Stokes Weinstein, I wanted to let you know of a very interesting book that she recommended: Bringing Nature Home byDoug Tallamy.  He views all the space in our yards as a potential wildlife preserve that "represents the last chance we have for sustaining plants and animals that were once common throughout the United States."  The book contains lists of recommended plantings and is available through the Old Colony Library network or you can buy it online.

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