The Museum, as the steward of the Edgartown Lighthouse, created the Children’s Memorial in 2001 to memorialize children who left us too soon. People from all over the world have embraced the Memorial and aided in its development. The lighthouse is a working lighthouse illuminating the darkness and the children in the Memorial every night.
Families can have their child’s name carved into a granite cobblestone and placed permanently into the foundation of the lighthouse. The blocks are laid parallel to the shoreline in a pattern echoing the rhythm of the waves, marked by compass points. It is the Museum’s hope that the child’s name will be seen in the context of eternity.
If you would like to add a name to the Memorial, click here.
CEREMONY OF REMEMBRANCE
The 2023 Children’s Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at 1:00pm at Bettini Restaurant.
Please note that this year’s Ceremony of Remembrance will take place at Bettini at the Harbor View Hotel. We extended our sincerest thanks to the Harbor View for their generosity.
To view the directory map, click here.
Please note, the map recently underwent a complete audit. Although no stones were moved, they may have a different number following the audit than they previously did.
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