At the eight annual breakfast event The Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery will feature Jayne Gordon, Director of Education and Public Programs at the Massachusetts Historical Society, presenting Mourning Hawthorne: The Gathering at the Grave.
The breakfast will be held on Saturday March 29th at 8:30 AM at the Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord, MA. The cost of the event, which includes a full breakfast, is $25 per person. Seating for the event will be limited, so reservations are necessary in advance.
To make a reservation for the presentation by Jayne Gordon, please send a check made out to The Friends of Sleepy Hollow for $25 for each reservation and send to The Friends of Sleepy Hollow, P.O. Box 313, Concord, MA 01742. Reservations will be confirmed and held at the door the morning of the event - no tickets will be issued in advance.
2013 - Architectural historian Anne Forbes described the important local characters who shaped the town of Concord by building, developing and designing the streetscapes and neighborhoods of their native town.
2012 - Megan Marshall, described her experiences researching and writing her book “The Peabody Sisters, Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism.”
2011 - Polly Atwood, the history of Africans and abolitionists in Concord prior to and during the Civil War era, and the Drinking Gourd Project that was formed to raise awareness of these issues.
2010 -Leslie Perrin Wilson, an exploration of the accomplished people who lived in Concord during the 1800's.
2009 - Donna Hassler, discussion of the career of Daniel Chester French and his studio Chesterwood.
2008 - Charles Dee Jr., Stories and Movies of Concord: The 1950 Patriots Day Parade
2008 - Jim and Minxi Fannin, The Architecture and Symbolism of Early Cemetery Stones
2008 - Retailing in Concord - Stores Over the Generations. Karen Anderson (Main Street Market and Cafe), Fritz Kussin, Louisa Alcott Yamartino (Fritz and Gigi's - The Children's Shop) and David Hesel (The Toy Shop).
2007 - Jayne Gordon, addressed the many luminary figures in American literature, the arts and education that lived and supported each other in Concord including the Alcotts, Emersons, Thoreaus and Hawthornes, all of whom are buried in Sleepy Hollow.
2007 - Charles Dee Jr., presented the fascinating movies his great grandfather Joseph Dee took of Concord during the 1930's, including the 1938 hurricane.
2007 - Richard Wheeler, 11th generation Concord resident - the Wheelers arrived in Concord in the mid 1630's. Rick shared some of the family lore from the 17th century through the 1850's.