Talk on graveyards, past and present

Gravestone Girls member Brenda Sullivan, one of a trio of female cemetery historians who use gravestone rubbings to create art, will deliver a free presentation on the history of graveyards April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot St. Her talk will include an overview of Colonial burial grounds, the rural cemetery and graveyard garden movement of the 19th century, and more modern cemetery trends. Sullivan will also address why our society has cemeteries, and why they were designed the way we know them today, as well as focus on the nine burial grounds in Natick, showing the town’s local history, and helping residents with genealogy and family roots. For more information on the event, visit the library’s website, www.baconfreelibrary.net.