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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Oakwood Cemetery's Annual Costumed Tour Being Held June 7th

An FYI for this weekend...

From an Oakwood Cemetery Press Release:

Oakwood Cemetery’s annual Costumed Couples Tour on Saturday June 7th from 1:00-3:00 will have some wonderful surprises this year. We have lots of new and fascinating "residents" who will return to life for one day and will be waiting to tell you their stories. You will have a guide to lead you to their grave-sites in a limited area of the cemetery. 

Along with favorites like Hannah and Gardner Earl in the chapel and Emma Willard along the road, you can meet Civil War General George Thomas and learn from Mrs. Thomas why she deliberately missed his funeral train, find out why Uncle Sam’s 2 children aren’t buried with him, hear about a terrifying steamboat ride from drowning victim Louisa Coffin, meet Mr & Mrs Frear of dept. store fame, and Oakwood's 1st President, John Paine and his wife. 

This year we are delighted to welcome Sage President Susan Scrimshaw in the role of Olivia Slocum Sage and Alan Stern as Russell Sage. Other participating local "celebrities" include Jim Gordon and Jim Conroy. Want to know who they are portraying? Come and see!    

Call 1-800-556-6273 to register for this popular tour. $15./pp  Pay on arrival. Children under 12, Free. Tour fees go to the Oakwood Restoration Fund. Bring your camera. You'll want to take lots of pictures of our costumed interpreters at what is literally our Living History Day. Don't miss it!



On Wednesday June 11th Warren Broderick will lead this evening hike to grave sites  of 14 important area artists of the 19th& 20th centuries. We will learn why each artist is significant and receive a brief biographical sketch giving examples of each person’s work. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, bring water and be prepared to hike. Meet at the bell at 6pm. Hike is expected to last approximately 2 hrs. $12/pp payable on arrival. Call to register 1-800-556-6273.  Friends of Oakwood tours are offered to benefit the Oakwood Restoration Fund. New volunteers are always welcome.


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