The Forest Hills Cemetery and the Forest Hills Educational Trust PRESENT
A WALKING TOUR EVENT — with author and historian Anthony Sammarco
Sunday, June 24th at 2PM
Join Anthony Sammarco for a tour visiting the gravesites of some of the prominent literary figures memorialized at Forest Hills. Some are well-known: poets e.e. cummings and Anne Sexton, playwright Eugene O’Neill, and members of the dynasty behind The Boston Globe: Charles H. Taylor and William O. Taylor. But there will be some surprises as well, such as Susanna Haswell Rowson, whose lurid yet pious novel Charlotte Temple was America’s first best seller, and Annie Haven Thwing, who compiled a history of Boston on 125,000 index cards and was the author of the classic Crooked and Narrow Streets of Boston. And without Lewis Edson Waterman, the inventor of the fountain pen, authors might still be struggling to write with a feather quill dipped in ink, so the tour will visit his grave as well.
Admission: $10 for advance tickets; $12 day of the tour
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.
Anthony Sammarco is author of more than 60 books and lectures widely on the history and development of Boston, his native city. Titles include Lost Boston, and many books in the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing such as Forest Hills Cemetery and Boston’s Back Bay in the Victorian Era.