The Skowhegan History House is to offer “Lives Well Lived on Record” at the North Cemetery by Melvin Burnham, an educator and historic guide.

His talk is to begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, under a tent on the History House lawn, 66 Elm St.

Skowhegan’s North Cemetery, like most burial grounds, serves as an outdoor museum full of history, art, religious representations — all telling stories of lives well-lived along with times of disease, war, and trying conditions within a community, according to Burnham.

These stones hold permanent records of those interred and act as a form of textbook of community history.

Burnham, a retired teacher and school administrator, joined the History House Board of Trustees in 2006 and became curator/director shortly thereafter.

As curator, he provided house and museum tours and historic community tours that include the North Cemetery and the Downtown Historic District. He retired from the History House in 2017.

For more information, call 474-8215.

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