Hot off the presses is a wonderful new Nantucket book by Paula Lundy Levy, the historian (who also wears the hats of database coordinator and photo archivist among others) for the Prospect Hill Cemetery (PHC) here on island. This has been a labor of love. A labor of many years. A labor I know her family has taken part in as well. And it has been no small undertaking (no pun intended!).
The Prospect Hill Cemetery Association, which owns the cemetery and is a not-for-profit, has published this book with the help of donations and grants and it is a fantastic treasure that I am so glad we finally have! And even better – all the proceeds of the sales of this book go towards the conservation and preservation of the beautiful rolling cemetery and the stone monuments that mark the final resting places of the people who shaped our beautiful, strong island nation.
Tuck’t In: A Walking Tour of Historic Prospect Hill Cemetery is a compilation of entries from journals, photographs, cemetery records, and other bits of information gathered by Paula during her research over many years. It is laid out by the sections of the cemetery but there is also an index by name and one by lot number.
I already know that this book will be one of my “go to” first stops when conducting research. And did I mention that the Mitchells are included? If you are interested, the books can be purchased at the MMA’s Gift Shop at the Hinchman House Natural Science Museum, and also at island bookstores.
Paula and I will be conducting a stone monument cleaning workshop in June at the PHC. For more details about the workshop, click on over to the MMA Summer Program Guide on our website. There you will also see how to pre-register as space is limited. We hope you will join us!