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gates of ancient cemetery
gates of ancient cemetery

entrance gates of ancient cemetery

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close up of tombstone

close up of tombstone skull with wings

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tomestones at sunset
tomestones at sunset

tombstones at sunset in ancient cemetery

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Our Mission Statement

The Friends of Ancient Cemetery is a volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting the historical and cultural significance of Yarmouth Massachusetts' oldest burying ground.

News & Announcements

Planting Daffodil Bulbs -Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Friends of Ancient Cemetery will gather in the cemetery by the boulder on October 24th at 1 pm to celebrate the successful completion of preserving, protecting and documenting gravestones in 2021.

Cider and donuts will be available, as well as awards for volunteers. We plan to continue the tradition of planting daffodil bulbs to welcome Spring 2022- our fifth year of community service for Yarmouth's Ancient Cemetery.

GPR and LiDar Survey Results

A presentation by Doria L. Kutrubes, President and Geophysicist, RSI (Radar Solutions International) Waltham, MA and Thomas Elmore, Founder of GeoNAV, Suffield, CT will be announced before end of year in Yarmouth to review the findings of their gpr and lidar surveys of the southeast corner of Ancient Cemetery. 

Surveys were conducted on May 25th, 2021.

Please read more under the Projects tab

A New Video - What's in My Bucket?

Our volunteers, Deb Bianchi and Sharon Thurston have produced a short video explaing how to clean gravestones. Check it out on the Download section under the Volunteers tab of this website.

Contribute to
Friends of Ancient Cemetery

The Ancient Cemetery R.I.P. Project is a grass roots volunteer effort to Record, Interpret, and Protect the carved records in Yarmouth's oldest burying ground. We are grateful for donations, large or small, that will help us continue preserving our community's history for generations to come.

Thank you for your help.

You can use any credit or debit card,

you do not have to have a paypal account.

angel statue by tombstone in ancient cemetery

photo Angela Carbone