Local Historian Paul W. Marino will lead a walking tour of Hillside Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 26. The walk starts at the top of the hill off Brown Street at 2:30 p.m.
At 214 years old, Hillside is North Adams’ oldest municipal burial ground, its second oldest existing cemetery, and the third oldest overall.
Hillside offers many examples of the stone-cutter’s art, including two monuments that are registered with the Smithsonian Institute, through the Save Outdoor Sculpture program. Other gems are the Isbell tree, the Rice bed, the Blackinton and Wilkinson monuments, and five statues.
Marino leads his tours with an eye toward historical accuracy, backing up what he says with photos, drawings, maps, and a sense of humor. Children are welcome.
Rain or high wind cancels. Information: (413) 207-1344.