Work Has Begun at the Mitchell Lot at Prospect Hill Cemetery!

Aug 27, 2014

Using a historic photo that was found in a Maria Mitchell scrapbook, we are restoring the fence

On August 26, 2014, work was begun at Prospect Hill Cemetery to restore the wrought iron fence at the Mitchell family lot where noted astronomer Maria Mitchell, her parents William and Lydia Mitchell, along with her oldest brother Andrew, her oldest sister Sally, and her aunt and namesake Maria Coleman are interred. Neil Patterson will reset the granite stones so the DeAngelis Ironwork of Boston can restore the wrought iron fence around the Mitchll family lot at historic Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Thank you, to the Community Preservation Committee, Neil Patterson and crew, and DeAngelis Ironwork!

Click on Maria Mitchell's Attic for more details and photographs.