Decoration Saturday: Picnic and Tour at Resthaven
Decoration Saturday: Picnic and Tour at Resthaven will unveil new interpretive markers that explain the historical context and individual stories of select citizens and community leaders buried in Resthaven Cemetery in Washington, Georgia.
This event is free and open to the public and includes a walking tour of the cemetery that will highlight unique tombstones and monuments, providing information on their funerary symbolism. Patricia Miller, Head Registrar at the Georgia Museum of Art, will lead the tour. The event includes a bring-your-own-picnic in recognition of the tradition observed until the early twentieth century where cemeteries were seen as a popular place to relax, picnic, and get together near a loved one’s grave.
This event and the unveiling of the interpretive markers are supported with a grant from Georgia Humanities.
Image: Resthaven Cemetery, Washington, Ga. Courtesy of Historic Washington Georgia.