History to Come Alive at Dennis Village Cemetery Walk

August 3rd with local historian Terri Fox
Grave marker of Reverend Nathan Stone, as whose suggestion the town of Dennis was named for beloved minister Josiah Dennis in 1793. (Terri Fox photo)

Fascinating Dennis stories of yesteryear will come alive Friday, August 3, at 10am as local historian Terri Fox guides visitors on an entertaining and revealing walk through Dennis Village Cemetery.

Among the highlights of the tour will be visits to dozens of notable gravesites, including those of Josiah Dennis, the 18th century minister whose home is a local landmark; Reverend Nathan Stone, at whose suggestion the town was named in 1793 for its beloved minister; captain Micah Chapman, commander of the Northside Militia during the American Revolution; and Tempe Hedge Howes, whose six-foot marble-slab table-top monument is one of the architectural marvels of the cemetery.

Guide Fox will also highlight the gravesites of seven village seamen who were among 22 Dennis citizens to perish as their schooner Bride—built in the Shiverick shipyard at Sesuit Harbor—went down off Provincetown’s Race Point in a raging storm onOctober 3, 1841.

The event is free. Visitors will gather just before 10am at the Receiving Tomb, diagonally across from The Ice Cream Smuggler. The rain date for this walk is Sunday, August 5, at 2pm.

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