Rotary Club Presents Oakwood Cemetery Enactment Tour Sept. 30

 08/16/2017 - 17:51
Civil War soldiers Sgt. Lorenzo Haight, Sidney S Tripp and John Bortle talk about their tours (Photo by Bob Conradi/The Saline Post)

Have you ever wondered who built the big house on Michigan Avenue with the large fenced yard, known today as the Davenport-Curtiss Mansion? Do you know who founded Saline and how it happened? Come and hear the stories of the people who settled in Saline and what their lives were back then.

Rotary Club of Saline invites you to discover the answers to these questions and many others at the second annual Oakwood Cemetery Enactment Tour, from 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at Oakwood Cemetery.  The rain date is 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1.

Oakwood Cemetery is located at the corner of Monroe Street and Michigan Avenue.

Rotary Club invites people to get to the know the 17th Century people who formed the basis of today’s Saline. There will be 13 enactments this year.

Last year’s event was complimented by many. City Councillor Linda TerHaar said the tour was informative and fun. Author and local historian Jim Roth said it was well-organized and interesting and said the actors, dressed in period clothing, did a great job.

If you came last year and enjoyed it, come again to hear new stories of the people who once lived here.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://salinerotary.org/SitePage/purchase-cemetery-tour-tickets. Tickets are $12 in advance or $18 on the day of the event. The last day to purchase tickets online is Sept. 26.

Guests can park at Annie’s Day Care or on Monroe Street. They should walk to the cemetery’s mausoleum to check in with their group. Each tour takes about an hour. Comfortable walking shows are recommended.

Saline Area Historical Society is assisting with the event. A generous donation by Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home made the event possible.

 

 

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