mcps tom kelleher stone carvingPICTURED:  See skilled craftsman Tom Kelleher at work during his visit to Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold.

UPPER FREEHOLD – Are you a "Taphophile" – a person interested in cemeteries and gravestone art?  If so, be sure to come to the Monmouth County Park System’s Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold, from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday, October 31 & November 1 for “Here lies…” Historical Headstones.  

See skilled craftsman Tom Kelleher of Old Sturbridge Village carve a traditional slate headstone. Afterward, create a facsimile of a historical marker during a hands-on activity and take home a list of local historic cemeteries to visit. Admission and parking are free.

For more information about Historic Walnford and the Monmouth County Park System, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation agency.