Animal Sculptures of Forest Hills CemeteryThe Forest Hills Cemetery and the Forest Hills Educational Trust PRESENT

A WALKING TOUR EVENT — with author and historian Dee Morris

Sunday, June 10th at 2PM

A Boston artist, Henry Dexter, was commissioned to sculpt a large Newfoundland dog for the Barnard family gravesite in 1854. Symbolic of tireless loyalty, this handsome stone animal caught the attention of many Victorian visitors to Forest Hills. Albion Ham, a wealthy carriage maker, chose to grace his memorial with the image of a petite greyhound. Over at the Firemen’s Monument (1909), some firehorses in bas-relief eternally race to save Boston property from the flames. The cemetery is rich in marble doves, butterflies and patriotic eagles that are neighbors to carved mythical beasts.

Join Dee Morris for a cemetery walkabout that celebrates these beings that served as companions, protectors and symbols.

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

This Walking Tour lasts up to 90 minutes with frequent stops over varied terrain. Meet at the Visitor’s Circle just inside the main gate. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.

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.