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Cemetery Tour Series: Bad Choices and Bad Luck

October 14, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At Seaside Cemetery on Saturday, October 14th, from 2 to 4PM the free cemetery event, “Bad Choices, Bad Luck”, will give you the opportunity to meet a group of people who died in Gloucester between 1905-1933 and were buried in the City Home Lot of Seaside Cemetery.
In appearance the City Home Lot is a grassy, open field with slight undulations that shelters the bodies of 118 individuals.  Only 5 individual burial markers currently exist. The stories you will hear involve those individuals that died in the Gloucester almshouse or were unclaimed at the time of death or died as unknowns.
Present day Gloucester locals will assume the persona of those interred in the City Home Lot so that their individual stories can be shared with you.
The stories told come from extensive research by Sharron Cohen who unearthed the details of those buried in the City Home Lot.
To enter Seaside Cemetery (88R Langsford Street, Gloucester, MA 01930) from Lanesville, take the second left off Langsford Street or to enter from Rockport, take the second right off Langsford Street. Attendants will direct you to a parking spot. The cemetery’s roads are narrow and uneven so please be patient and drive slowly. The terrain in the cemetery is irregular, so be cautious when walking. Rain date Sunday, October 15, 2023, at 2PM.
See you on the 14th!



October 14, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Gloucester 400+ Cemetery Committee


Seaside Cemetery
88R Langsford Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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