Passport to History - Saturday, April 27, 2019

On Saturday, April 27, as part of the countywide Passport to History Day, the Historic Easton Cemetery will host an open house and a special presentation on historic photography.

·      Greeters will be at the main gate from 10:00 until 4:00 to answer your questions and provide complimentary booklets for a self-guided tour of the Cemetery, including the gravesite of George Taylor, signer of the Declaration of Independence. A self-guided tour focused on Lafayette College notables will also be available.

·      If you love gardening, representatives from two gardening projects in the cemetery will be available to talk about volunteer opportunities.  Several local master gardeners are working with the cemetery on preserving the roses while others are conducting research on the best plants to use in the gravestone planters.

·     At 2:00 in the Cemetery Chapel, plan to attend our special presentation on photography: A Journey to the Past. It will feature Len Buscemi, Ed Eckstein and Chris Karfakis and will highlight the work of Easton photographers Reuben Knecht and Norma McFall Collmar.

o   Bring your camera! A walk through the beautiful cemetery grounds will follow the talk. The speakers will provide tips for taking better pictures in a challenging environment such as a historic cemetery. 

o   There is a modest $10 fee for the photography session, which is being held in cooperation with the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society. Advance registration is requested, but not required, for the photography session only. To register, please contact the Sigal Museum at 610-253-1222.

Rain Date is Sunday, April 28th, same hours.

Rory Morgan