Brenda Sullivan has been studying and presenting on the art, history and symbolism of gravestones for more than 30 years. A lifelong Massachusetts resident, she has spent many hours in graveyards all over the world. An education in Art History and restoration led to the creation of Gravestone Girls from a hobby to a full-time vocation. Gravestone Girls’ mission is to “Keep Our Dead Alive” through educational lectures, tours, classes and creation of art replicas of New England gravestones. Annually, Brenda works with many libraries, historical societies, genealogy groups, museums and other institutions nationwide to raise awareness and teach residents what history lies buried in their own back yards.