Fairfield County History Events – October 2018

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Art from The Beyond Walking Tour

Ever wondered why you shouldn’t walk on a grave? Or why there are so many skulls on tombstones?
As part of Westport Historical Society‘s Spooktober month-long celebration, join Westport Historical Society Director of Programs and Education Nicole Carpenter on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 3 to 4 pm for an eerie tour of the Greens Farms Lower Cemetery to discuss the 18th and 19th century superstitions associated with cemeteries and the dearly departed. Learn what urns, willow trees and other artistic symbols on gravestones mean as you meander through the cemetery.

Park on Nyala Farms Rd and meet on the marked green at the back entrance to the cemetery.
Online pre-registration $8 for members, $12 for non-members. At the door, $10 suggested admission for
members, $15 for non-members. $5 student with ID. No charge for children 12 and under.
Reservations are recommended, register at www.westporthistory.org or call (203) 222-1424 x5. Tickets
are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, WHS will consider your purchase a donation and will
happily issue you a donation receipt.

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