News & Events

May 18, 2019 - 2:00pm
Location:
Newton Cemetery & Arboretum

Stroll through Newton Cemetery & Arboretum on this walking tour to learn how elements in the landscape illustrate ideas in the Dictionary of Negative Space. Artist in Residence, Karen Krolak, will share stories from her research as she guides us through the grounds.
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May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location:
Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut Street, Newton Centre

Join us on May 22, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM in the Newton Cemetery Chapel for a Death Cafe!
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May 29, 2019 - 2:30pm
Location:
Newton Cemetery Chapel

What is the role of a cemetery? What are the different types of cemeteries and burial options? What are the main considerations that are to be made when pre-planning a funeral or burial? Get your questions answered on Wed., May 15th!
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June 2, 2019 - 3:00pm
Location:
Newton Cemetery

All are cordially invited to come join Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and the Whipple Beal Fence restoration team on Sunday, June 2nd for the re-dedication of one of the most historic elements in Newton Cemetery. The Whipple Beal Fence, the only cast iron fence in the Cemetery, is being returned to its original glory thanks to City of Newton Community Preservation funds that made the restoration possible.   

July 21, 2019 - 2:00pm
Location:
Newton Cemetery & Arboretum

Newton’s two high schools simply use North and South for identification, but many elementary and middle schools are named after a notable person from Newton. Stroll through the Newton Cemetery to see the final resting places and learn more about the lives of Dr. Henry Bigelow, F.A. Day, William Claflin and others whose legacy continues in our public schools.

Meet in front of the chapel just inside the main gate, 791 Walnut Street, Newton Centre. Park in the lot to the left of the chapel.

Suggested donation $10 per person. Register at historicnewton.org or come on tour day.

August 13, 2018 - 8:00am

The Friends of Newton Cemetery announces plans for a new pollinator garden as a recipient of the Bayer Feed a Bee Grant!
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