October 29, 2017

American Cemetery Design and the Bridge Street Cemetery by Martha H. Lyon, ASLA

Date(s) - Sunday, October 29, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Historic Northampton

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As America evolved from a 17th century colony to a modern 21st century nation, attitudes towards death and burial changed, affecting the design of cemetery landscapes. The 356-year old Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton’s oldest known place of interment, reflects many of these changes within its compact 19 acres between Bridge and North Streets. On Sunday, October 29th Northampton-based landscape architect Martha H. Lyon will present a 30-minute talk about the history of American cemetery design, how it has evolved, and why. Following the talk, she will lead an interactive “treasure hunt” tour through the Bridge Street Cemetery landscape, identifying design changes, and encouraging participants to spot them too.

Limited to 25 participants.
$8 members; $12 non-members
To register, email lsanders@historicnorthampton.org