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The Rockingham Meeting House and burial grounds

ROCKINGHAM >> Don't miss this year's last chance to enjoy a guided tour of the Rockingham Meeting House & Burial Grounds, led by Dr. John Leppman on Oct. 15 at 1 p.m.

The 18th century Meeting House is a well preserved historical and architectural treasure, owned by the town of Rockingham. Most of what stands today is original fabric from the 18th century: king-post timber framing, woodworking details of the exterior, many glass panes in the twenty-over-twenty windows, interior plasterwork and most of the material of the "pig pen" box pews. The surrounding burial grounds contain more than 1,000 graves, with some of the finest gravestone art found in New England.

The Rockingham Meeting House is located on Meeting House Road, off Route 103. Tour guide Dr. John Leppman, current president of the Rockingham Meeting House Association, reminds everyone to dress warmly. The building has no electricity and no heat.

This free and open to the public event is a collaboration between the Rockingham Free Public Library and the Rockingham Meeting House Association. For more information, call 802-463-4270, go to or stop by the library at 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls.