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Cemetery of the Week #168: the New Haven Crypt

The New Haven Crypt Center Church on the Green 250 Temple Street New Haven, Connecticut 06511 Founded: late 1600s Closed: 1821 Size: small Number of interments: an estimated 1,000 people are buried here Tours: can be scheduled at (203) 787-0121. Originally … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Death’s Head

Originally, the Puritans in America forbade any decoration on their gravestones.  The earliest markers that still exist show only names and occasionally the death date.  Later, the prohibition eased to the point that ornamentation on gravestones were okay, as long … Continue reading

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An Illustrated Guide to the World of the Mutter Museum

The Mutter Museum: Of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia by Gretchen Worden My rating: 5 of 5 stars I discovered the Mutter Museum in the 1990s because of the lovely morbid calendars my local bookshop sold. The calendars featured … Continue reading

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