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Cemetery Conservation Events with Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society

Talk-Tour-Stone Repair

Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m.

Come to the Riverside Cemetery (Harrisville Cemetery) in Harrisville, RI, (located opposite the Harrisville Fire Station on Callahan School Street) to hear the story of Bathsheba Sherman’s headstone. Bathsheba was blamed for haunting a house in Harrisville, and a movie was made about it. All the publicity and lies have resulted in vandalism to her grave site. Learn about gravestone repairs and conservation work on this stone and our project to replace this headstone. We will also walk around the cemetery and discuss gravestone repairs. Programs presented by the Burrillville Historical Society. For more info, contact [email protected].


Sunday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gravestone Conservation workshop at the Pascoag Cemetery in Burrillville. Betty and Carlo Mencucci will present this hands-on activity for those wishing to learn the proper methods to clean, conserve and reset/repair gravestones. Registration is required.  Contact [email protected].