The iconic Ayer Lion, the Lowell Cemetery resting place of patent medicine millionaire James C Ayer, underwent a major restoration this summer. The lion’s new look (above) is quite different than its former appearance (below) which showed the effects of rain, pollution and the natural aging process.
A great opportunity to see the new look of the Lion and to learn more about the Lowell Cemetery, comes this weekend with the first of our free guided tours which are Friday, September 9 at 1 pm and Saturday, September 10 at 10 am. The tours begin at the Knapp Avenue entrance to the cemetery where there’s plenty of parking; there’s no pre-registration requirement; and they take about 90 minutes of walking. The tours go rain or shine but unlike the weather so far this week, the forecast for this weekend looks fine.
NOTE: There’s a date change to the second set of tours. They are now on Friday, September 23 at 1 pm and on Saturday, September 24 at 10 am (and not on Sept 30 and Oct 1 as I previously wrote).