Pembroke history is sure to come alive during the 4th annual Graveyard Walk Nov. 5, sponsored by the Pembroke Historical Society.

The walk will be led once again by the mother and son duo of Jaclyn and Brett Robinson, co-curators for the historical society.

This year, people can expect to hear fascinating stories about noteworthy Pembroke forefathers, as well as ordinary citizens.

The Robinsons are featuring actual artifacts that belonged to the people whose stories they’ll be sharing during the tour.

“We have some cool artifacts that we will bring out on the walk and let people touch them and I think that it helps our dearly departed become alive,” said Jaclyn.

The graveyard walk is free to the public and will take place on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2-4 p.m.

Walkers will meet at the Pembroke Historical Society building at 116 Center St., then head across the street to Center Cemetery before venturing to a smaller cemetery that Jaclyn explains has two names, The Loring Family Cemetery, or also known as the Sachem Lodge Cemetery of Pembroke.

Beth Dwyer, president of the Pembroke Historical Society, said she is looking forward to attending the walk again this year.

“It is just amazing how much history we have in this town and it also personalizes it a lot more when you see the names on the gravestones… the stories behind the people that are buried there and their connection to Pembroke,” said Dwyer. “It makes our history so much more personable.”

Jaclyn and Brett’s love for cemeteries grew after attending a Graveyard Symposium hosted by Back Roads of the South Shore, which led to them taking six months to study the history of Pembroke’s cemeteries starting from the oldest grave dates of 1710.

Jaclyn has been a member of the Pembroke Historical Society for years, specializing in art and display. After applying for an advertisement in the newspaper for a curator, she learned that this position had more “real history and research” behind it.

Jaclyn reached out her to her son Brett, who is history and political science major from the University of Vermont, to see if he could help with the research aspect.

“Brett is the historian, he can take this person who died in Pembroke and see a hint on their inscription or on their stone and know what happened around that time,” said Jaclyn. “He brings in the historical context to the story. I am more interested in the personal stories, so between the two of us I think that we collaborate and produce a really good interesting walk.”

Over the past three years, the number of graveyard walk attendees has grown, with 30 guests participating last year.

Jaclyn said people come from all over the South Shore for this event, and they even see regular faces each year because every year is different. She said she’s looking forward to exploring one of the smaller Pembroke cemeteries this year.

“I have to give the credit to Jaclyn and her son Brett for initiating this, taking it and going with it and making each graveyard unique,” said Dwyer. “You can visit the same graveyard and hear the same stories over and over again, but Jaclyn and Brett work hard to make each graveyard walk special and fresh… finding out something new that you didn’t know before which I think is fantastic.

“I hope people can take a couple hours out of their day and join us and have a great afternoon,” Dwyer added.

The event will be held from 2-4 p.m. (rain or shine) Sunday, Nov. 5, beginning at the Pembroke Historical Society, located on 116 Center St., Pembroke. Sturdy shoes are recommended due to the uneven cemetery paths.

For more information visit www.pembrokehistoricalsociety.org.