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Cemetery Re-Enactments
Cemetery Interpretive Tour
After completing the walking tour participants can continue to a role playing interpretive tour of the Old Burying Ground. Here eleven costumed re-enactors, standing at the gravestones of the early settlers, will tell the story of Gardner’s formation. Just a few of the re-enactors will be Mayor Mark Hawke as Elisha Jackson, Gardner’s first settler with Kerry Bettez as the first settler’s wife; Rev, Gary Heikkila will be portraying Gardner’s first minister, Rev. Jonathan Osgood and Doris Forte will play the first minister’s wife; Fire Chief Ron Therrien and the Rev. James Hinds will be portraying two early settlers, Samuel Kelton and William Bickford; Sheila Murphy will portray murder victim, Miriam Kneeland.
Scripts by Tom and Brenda Malloy
Coordinators: Sherrill Murphy, Sheila Murphy, Tom Malloy

Elisha Jackson
Mayor Mark Hawke
Beulah Jackson
Kerry Bettez
John Glazier
Mike Ellis
Reverend Jonathan Osgood
Reverend Gary Heikkila
Orange Osgood
Doris Forte
Timothy Kneeland
Dr. Donald Miller
Miriam Kneeland
Sheila Murphy
Samuel Kelton
Fire Chief Therrien
William Bickford
Reverend James Hinds
David Foster
Patrick Gerry
James Raymond
David Bojarczuk

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