Tales of the (unmarked) crypt

There are some 300+ marked graves in Southborough’s Old Burial Ground located between the library and Pilgrim Church. But that’s nothing compared to the more than 700 graves that lie unmarked.

Two years ago, the Southborough Historical Society commissioned a ground-penetrating radar survey of the cemetary to locate unmarked graves. Why is it that an unmarked grave seems so much spookier than a marked one?

If you’re looking to indulge your ghoulish curiosity, join archaeologist Barbara Donohue for her presentation “Commemorating the Lost Souls of Southborough” on Sunday from 3:00-4:30 in the Old Burial Ground.

More details in this article from the Metrowest Daily News. For information on the radar survey, see this story from the Boston Globe or this one on the Southborough Historical Society website.

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