The Edgartown Cemetery Commission will celebrate the restoration of the 17th and 18th century gravestones at Tower Hill Cemetery on Friday, May 18 at 1 p.m. The project involved a complete documentation of all the gravestones, both historic and modern, in the cemetery.

The restored stones include those of Robart Stone who died in 1689 and John Coffin who built the house on North Water street that now belongs to the MV Preservation Trust.

The project was made by possible by a bequest from Virginia Frances and Ellen Irene Murray to preserve the historic gravestones.

Tower Hill cemetery is located off Katama Road in Edgartown. Take the left fork and look for the second left which has a sign for Tower Hill.