ancient cemetery overhead view


The Friends of Ancient Cemetery is a community volunteer group dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of Yarmouth's oldest burying ground.  The Friends organization grew out of concern for the deteriorating state of Ancient Cemetery's oldest gravestones, which were rendered illegible and noticeably deteriorating under a covering of lichen and dirt.  A handful of volunteers working under the direction of Patricia Armstrong, then the Director of Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries for the Town of Yarmouth, began to clean stones in the summer of 2018.