On Saturday, October 12, Thomaston-Upson Archives Director Penny Cliff took Girl Scout Troop 123, leaders Cindy and Rebecca Friar, and some of the girls’ family members to the City of Thomaston’s oldest cemetery: Glenwood. The group learned about cemetery etiquette, Victorian era symbolism; they found the symbolism in specially designed coloring books; searched for headstones with symbolism and learned the correct way to make headstone rubbings. Everyone took home a sheet with their rubbing, a Glenwood symbolism coloring book and crayons, and a Glenwood symbolism brochure. The girls from Troop 123 will earn a “Celebrating Community” badge for participating in this tour.
Written by Penny Cliff