The Forest Hills Cemetery and the Forest Hills Educational Trust PRESENT
A WALKING TOUR EVENT — with author and historian Dee Morris
Sunday, September 11th, 2022 at 2PM
Forest Hills became the eternal home of a number of hardy souls who depended on the ocean. Samuel G. Reed, a merchant owning a fleet of clipper ships, adorned his monument with an image of one. The Bangs-Nye memorial displays a stately figure not unlike a ship’s figurehead. Others such as Rear Admiral John A. Winslow, a Civil War patriot, found their life’s work in the Navy. Andrew Carney, entrepreneur and founder of Carney hospital, crossed the Atlantic to achieve fulfillment in Boston. The Cemetery also features the classic symbol of the anchor which, to Victorians, was universally understood as representing Hope.
$15 for advance tickets AND on the day of the tour.
Tour meets at the Forest Hills Cemetery Visitor’s Circle.
This Walking Tour lasts up to 90 minutes with frequent stops over varied terrain. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.
About Your Tour Leader
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.