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Montgomery Illinois - Historic Cemetery Walk Returns to Montgomery on October 5 22 September 2022 ( news )
Montgomery , state Illinois ( By Press Release office)
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Historic Cemetery Walk Returns to Montgomery on October 5
Montgomery , IL – The Montgomery Historic Preservation Commission’s Cemetery Walk returns this year on Wednesday , October 5 , 2022 , at 7P . The event is at the Riverside Cemetery . Guests are led through the cemetery on a tour back in time to meet the fascinating “ghosts of” early Montgomery settlers and other cemetery residents .
This event , geared towards all ages , is not a traditional scary cemetery walk but rather a fun glimpse into the past with authentic characters portraying historical figures of Montgomery . Each year the Historic Preservation Commission works to highlight new stories and icons of our community . This year’s event features a Burlington Railroad worker , a WWII Veteran , a teacher from Nicholson School , and the son of a Swiss immigrant .
Visitors are welcome to arrive any time between 7 and 8P . Tours begin at the corner of River and Taylor Streets on the southeast side of the cemetery about every 10 minutes . Parking is available along River Street near Montgomery Park . Visitors should bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes . Also , old Montgomery street signs will be on sale for $10 each at the event . Dieterle Memorial Home to provide complimentary refreshments .
Montgomery’s Historic Preservation Commission , a volunteer - led organization , committed to preserving the history of the Village , organizes the Cemetery Walk . There is no charge for this event . In the event of rain , the Cemetery Walk will take place on Thursday , October 6 , at the same time and location .
The commission is actively seeking volunteers to serve as guides through the cemetery during the event . To volunteer or for more information , please get in touch with the Historic Preservation Commission at
hpc@ci . montgomery . il . us
. Event details are available online at montgomeryil . org and on the Village of Montgomery’s Facebook page .
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