“Etched in Stone” Annual Heritage Cemetery Walk Sunday


elmwoodcemeterygatesIt is that time of year again; “Etched in Stone” the Sycamore History Museum’s Annual Heritage Cemetery Walk is all set for this Sunday, October 6. This year’s theme is the Civil War. Although no battles were fought in Sycamore, our community sent many men off to war. Their stories will be highlighted as you walk through the Cemetery.

“This is always one of our most popular programs,” explained Michelle Donahoe, Executive Director of the Sycamore History Museum.  “The committee starts researching possible people six months in advance. There is a lot of behind the scenes work put into these presentations. This year’s Cemetery Walk will be a great example of how our local history connects to national history,” she continued.

The featured stories include the 1865 cemetery gates, the story of a civil war correspondent, the Woman’s Relief Corps, and a special presentation of eight soldiers buried in Soldier’s Row by the Sons of Union Veterans. The afternoon will end with Taps performed by veteran, Sam Jones.

Meet the group at 1pm Sunday at the Charles Street entrance to Elmwood Cemetery. The cemetery is located at the corner of Elmwood St. & Charles St. in Sycamore. Suggested donation is $5 per person donation. All donations go towards the Sycamore History Museum.

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