Forest Hills Crematory - Some Famous Proponents and Their StoriesThe Forest Hills Cemetery and the Forest Hills Educational Trust PRESENT

A LUCY STONE CHAPEL LECTURE EVENT — with author and historian Dee Morris

Sunday, May 20th at 2PM

Lucy Stone Chapel

In 1889, Lucy Stone, abolitionist and advocate of women’s suffrage, declared that she was “decidedly in favor of Cremation!” After her death four years later, Mrs. Stone was the first person in New England to be cremated in the 1893 facility erected by local cremation societies. The event was front page news. Forest Hills purchased the handsome structure in 1925. Many other Greater Boston notables have chosen this alternative for their final disposition. Proponents include: Linda Richards, America’s first trained nurse; Edgar Helms, founder of Goodwill Industries; Maria Baldwin, first African-American school principal in Massachusetts; and Ruby Foo, famed restauranteur.

Join us for a presentation in the Lucy Stone Chapel followed by a rare tour of the magnificent art-filled columbarium.

Admission:  $10 for advance tickets; $12 day of the lecture

Dee Morris is a noted local historian who explores and documents the diverse social history of 19th century Greater Boston. Author of Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism: Séances, Mediums & Immortality, and Medford: A Brief History.

Lucy Stone Chapel at the Forest Hills Crematory
171 Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130