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at Harmony Grove Cemetery.

The Board of Trustees of Harmony Grove Cemetery cordially invites you to visit and celebrate Harmony Grove Cemetery’s notable creative residents!

The event will promptly kick-off at 2 pm with a 20-30 minute “Pre-Walk Talk” by Jim McAllister, Salem’s beloved historian, and raconteur. Jim will regale tour goers with entertaining introductions to the artistic and creative pursuits of many of HGC’s Notable & Creative Residents (Artists, Architects Authors, Diarists, Musicians, Photographers, Sculptors, and other Creative Folks). Following the “Pre-Walk Talk”, Jim will lead tour goers on a curated walking tour that will stop at the grave sites of 15 of the Cemetery’s most delightful, interesting & notable creatives.

Each stop will include a brief talk about the creative:

Tour stops include visits to the grave sites of the following artists & creatives:

• Frank W. Benson (Artist)
• John Benson (Architect & Artist)
• Rev. William Bentley (Diarist)
• Frank Cousins (Photographer)
• Kate Butler Hathaway (Author)
• Martha & Maxim Karolik (Major American Art Collectors)
• Mary Harrod Northend (Author & Historic Preservationist)

Space is limited, and reservations are strongly recommended.

For more information & to RSVP: Please call Margie Lavender, Executive Administer at the Harmony Grove Cemetery office. The office number is 978-744-0554.

The event is rain or shine! In the case of inclement weather there will be a lecture presentation in Blake Chapel.

Suggested Donation: $ 5

More about Jim McAllister:

Historian, photographer, author, teacher, and tour guide, McAllister, the official historian of Salem founded Derby Square Tours in 1983. He has lectured extensively about the history of Salem and Boston’s North Shore and has served as an historic consultant to the City of Salem, the Hawthorne Hotel, the Peabody Essex Museum, and a host of other local organizations and institutions. He has appeared on the History Channel, the Travel Channel, Home and Garden TV, and many other television stations. His radio appearances include “All Things Considered” on National Public Radio.

Illustration Credit:
Frank W. Benson:
Summer 1909
The Rhode Island School of Design Museum Collection
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