Ken Newcomb Bench Dedication

Ken Newcomb Memorial Bench

The memorial to Ken Newcomb was made possible by financial contributions from many of his friends and family and by the unstinting volunteers who conceived and designed and transported the stone bench.

To all of these thoughtful people, too numerous to list, the Friends extend their deepest gratitude.

The Friends sited Ken’s memorial bench at Artists’ Point, a location that Ken loved and about which he wrote in his Walking Tour of Hemlock Gorge.

We hope that many generations of visitors will sit on Ken’s bench and savor the view that he cherished so much and sought so hard to preserve.

The Main Arch of Echo Bridge from Artist's Point

The Celebration at which we dedicated dedicate Ken’s memorial was held as part of the Friends’ Annual summer picnic.  A celebration of his publications was held in 1998.

There was a large attendance, including many members of the Friends, four generations of Ken’s family, and City and State officials.

Brian Yates, President of the Friends and Alderman of Newton, presided over the festivities.

There was much reminiscence and praise of Ken for his many years of dedicated work.

The Friends extend sincere thanks to the work crew whose hard work made placement of the Memorial at Artists’ Point possible. Special thanks go to Newton Memorial Arts, who designed the stone, and to the crew who moved it to its permanent location under the direction of site supervisor Kevin Hollenbeck.

Dedication Gallery

Some Images of the Bench