Docent Tours of Gravesites
|Oct 13, 2012|
|10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
Tours at 10 and 11 a.m. of Elm Street Cemetery, Erin Street, Thomaston. At each of the chosen gravesites, a member of Thomaston Historical Society will tell visitors about the accomplishments and lives of people important to town history but not as well known as the ones in many books. Free; cider and doughnuts will be served. FMI: 354-8835. Rain date/times: 2 and 3 p.m. Oct. 14.
Most people know about Thomaston sea captains Samuel Watts, George I. Robinson and Edward O’Brien; also familiar are Gen. Henry Knox, Sen.John Ruggles and Congressman Jonathan Cilley. But there were many other people who had a profound effect on the development of Thomaston. They ran local businesses, established churches, built houses, educated their children and invested in the town’s future.