Street Address
625 Main Street,
Medfield, MA 02052
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 266
Medfield, MA 02052
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Rob Gregg, President

Description

Founded to preserve, enhance, interpret, and celebrate Medfield's historic 1651 cemetery.

Our Vision: Medfield’s Vine Lake Cemetery is one of the richest and most intriguing cultural records of our past. Since 1651, the burial ground and cemetery has remained a location for solitude, contemplation, and reflection where families come to honor and celebrate life in a peaceful environment. As an active cemetery and one of the last surviving remnants of Medfield’s beginnings, the Cemetery artfully combines important social, historical, architectural, natural, and archeological environments. In addition to being a peaceful and dignified public open space, it serves today as an imaginative outdoor museum. As such, Vine Lake Cemetery is a popular repository of family history while telling a compelling story about evolving attitudes towards death, burial, and public landscapes.

Our Mission: Vine Lake Preservation Trust exists to attract funding and to establish Vine Lake Cemetery as a vibrant cultural resource by developing and delivering enriching programs in education, preservation, restoration, and beautification to all ages. In addition, Vine Lake Preservation Trust seeks to create a rewarding partnership not only with the families and friends of those interred, but also with the community-at-large which is drawn to the Cemetery’s historical significance, its contemporary interpretive importance, and its passive public use.

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