Our June 11th lecture was a big success!
As you might remember from our last post here, we hosted an event back on June 11th that featured a wonderful lecture by Ms. Meg Winslow, the Curator of Historical Collections for Mount Auburn Cemetery located in Cambridge, MA.
Ms. Winslow highlighted the efforts undertaken over the years to ensure the preservation of Mount Auburn as a rural cemetery landscape while also continuing to serve its most base purpose – as an active cemetery. Her lecture also emphasized similarities between Mount Auburn and our beloved Greenlawn Cemetery as well as many other connections between Mount Auburn and notables of Salem, MA.
It was also interesting to hear what has been accomplished at Mount Auburn and I know that it made a few of us starry-eyed at the possibilities in the future for Greenlawn Cemetery. Thank you so much Ms. Meg Winslow for the inspiration!
Restoration of the “Rose Window” on the Dickson Memorial Chapel
I promise that a run down of what we’ve been up to in our absence on this blog is coming soon. In the meantime, it seemed appropriate and timely to share one of our recent milestones as far as restoration work being down within Greenlawn Cemetery.
As part of the Phase 1 restoration work being performed on the Dickson Memorial Chapel, one of the beautiful stained glass windows known as the “rose window” was removed from the chapel some months ago in order to be repaired and restored. On June 16, 2017, Jonathan and David from Custom Stained Glass out of South Easton, MA reinstalled the rose window. These two gentlemen also were the ones who restored the stained glass and the window’s framework is now also painted in its original “Essex Green” paint!
(all photos below taken by Christine Lutts, one of our Friends of Greenlawn Cemetery co-chairs)
The Friends of Greenlawn Cemetery would like to thank Jonathan and David for their care and expertise in restoring the rose window. We would also like to thank the many, many folks who have helped make it possible for this work to be carried out! Thank you all so much!