For Immediate Release
May 15, 2013
Contact: Ann Marie Somma
Editor & Community Manager, Hartford Faith & Values
203-217-9510 | [email protected]
(Hartford, Conn.) Hartford Faith & Values (HartfordFAVS.com), Connecticut’s nonsectarian, nonprofit religion news website, will host “Rest in Peace: a Walking Tour of the Historical Grove Street Cemetery” from 2 to 3 p.m. June 15, 2013.
Situated adjacent to Yale University, Grove Street Cemetery is recognized as a cultural, historical and religious landmark. Incorporated in 1797, the cemetery is the final resting place for several ministers, theologians and Connecticut notables, including cotton gin inventor Eli Whitney and the inventor of vulcanized rubber, Charles Goodyear.
Sarah L. Woodford, a Yale Divinity School graduate and HartfordFAVS contributor, will lead the hour-long tour of one of the earliest burial grounds in the nation to have a planned layout. The tour will feature many of the cemetery’s famous residents, along with Victorian-era rituals surrounding death, funerals, burial and mourning. Water will be provided.
Tickets are a $10 suggested donation (cash or checks made payable to Religion News LLC accepted). The event is a fundraiser for Hartford Faith & Values.
Editor Ann Marie Somma is available for interviews about the tour. Call her at 203-217-9510 or email her at [email protected].
About Hartford Faith & Values
Hartford Faith & Values is one of five sites for Religion News LLC’s three-year community religion news project, funded through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment. The nonprofit site, an affiliate of the award-winning Religion News Service, launched in September 2012.