First Parish Burial Ground

 Burial  Ground Restoration Initiative: 

A committee of Parishioners and community members is working to maintain and restore this sacred and historical site  (see the Newburyport times article at http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/religion/in-the-spirit-alive-with-a-mission-at-first-parish/article_88a7468c-47c1-59b0-9373-49b3f146ad93.html .

In addition to mowing, stone cleaning, tours, and stone stabilization, the committee hopes to restore the below fencing.

Some of our outreach has been taking place outdoors. That includes First Parish Burying Ground, as you can see in the above photo from a tour led by the Museum of Old Newbury. Our   cemetery committee members have been busy.  Thanks to their efforts, it’s getting easier to find graves

last year's scavenger hunt

scavenger hunt at the burial ground last October during a Trails and Sails historical tour.

 

detail of unique burying ground fence that the committee hopes to restore

family visit to the enclosed burial site of relatives.

another view of this historic grave site needing restoration