The Block Island Historical Society Cemetery Tour
“Eternal Poetry: The Art of Gravestone Inscription”
With Stone Carver Karin Sprague
Karin Sprague, stone carver & Executive Director, Pam Gasner
Thursday August 24th, 2017. 6:30pm
$15 Adults. Members $10. Child $5.
Meet at the north gate of the Island Cemetery Off West Side Road across from Ball O’Brien Park
Island Cemetery, Block Island, Rhode Island 02807
Tours also available by appointment weekly from June – Oct. @ the Island Cemetery off West Side Road
The custom tour costs $15 per person summer scheduled tours. $50 -$100 group tours
If you like exploring history and mystery in a beautiful setting, don’t miss the Island Cemetery Tour led by Pam Gasner, Executive Director during the summer season by appointment and in the fall together with Karin Sprague, Rhode Island stone carver (Thursday August 24th, 2017 6:30pm). Set high on a hill at the corner of West Side Road and Center Road, the cemetery offers stunning views of the island, the ocean and the Great Salt Pond.
Highlights of the tour on “Eternal Poetry: The Art of Gravestone Inscription” include exploring the symbolism, inscription, and sculpture of stone memorials. Executive Director, Pam Gasner brings her knowledge of the Island’s history and Karin Sprague, her unique understanding of New England gravestone art and stone carving techniques.
Other Cemetery Tours will be scheduled during the season – look for postings.