Marcoux will give ground-penetrating radar demonstration at Tower Hill Cemetery

NEWPORT, R.I. (Oct. 19, 2017) - Dr. Jon Marcoux, professor of cultural and historic preservation at Salve Regina University, will conduct a ground-penetrating radar demonstration at Tower Hill Cemetery in South Kingstown on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 1 - 3 p.m. Marcoux and representatives from the South County History Center will be on hand to discuss the cemetery's headstones and Tower Hill's history, giving attendees a hands-on look at how archaeologists are studying Rhode Island's historical cemeteries.

Attendees can visit the cemetery, located at the southeast corner of Route 1 and Torrey Road, at any time from 1 - 3 p.m. Parking will be available at All Outdoors, 4060 Tower Hill Road. 


This program is presented as part of the Center's series "Eternal Rest: Death, Mourning and Memorials." The series is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.