Saturday, October 27, 2012

History in the Cemetery

Each October several local cemeteries host cemetery tours. Some are even planned on Halloween night. Local folks and members of historical societies get together and dress in period costume as some of the cemeteries occupants from the past. As visitors stroll about the cemetery in the evening dusk they are able to meet and learn more about specific individuals. The donations taken help maintain and repair the graves in the cemeteries.

Even the local schools get into the act with students having a day of history in the cemetery. They dress as local historical figures and portray the story of their lives. A few even portray their own ancestors.

What a great way to honor our dead, by bringing them to life once more in retelling their stories and keeping their memories alive for all generations.

 Be sure to check out the Cedar Rest Cemetery Tour!
The Hancock County Historical Society will hold it’s 19th Annual Halloween Cemetery Tour on Halloween night, Wednesday October 31st  2012 at Cedar Rest Cemetery.
The cemetery is located at 200 S. Second Street in downtown Bay St. Louis. Guided tours will be conducted between the hours of 5:30 and 8:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  Donations are accepted.

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