Ashland County Historical Society is excited to announce in a news release the return of the Living History Cemetery Walk at Ashland Cemetery. Ashland’s historical figures will come to life through local re-enactors. Each character will spend a few minutes telling stories about their lives in Ashland and how they were an important part of our history. Period costumes worn by the re-enactors will further heighten the experience with an aura of authenticity.
Join us on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1 – 3 p.m. for a fun-filled afternoon of education and exploration. Guided tours will begin promptly at 1 p.m., with groups leaving every 10 minutes. The last tour will depart at 3 p.m.
Be sure to stop by our check-in booth upon arrival to be placed in your tour group. This year’s cast of characters is as follows: Dr. Gilbert and Mrs. Jeannette (Gallaher) Hess — founders of Hess & Clark Inc. (Jeff and Kim Davidson); Robert Carson Kinnaman MD — the second of a three-generation family of physicians for whom Kinnaman Park is named (Ed Krakora); Nellie Topping — the wife of a well-known Ashland businessman; William McNulty — the owner of the popular McNulty House Hotel on Main Street (Dave Kowalka); Mary Brinton Tubbs — whose memoirs about growing up in Ashland provide a snapshot of what life was like in Ashland many years ago (Debbie Sickmiller); and Francis Enoch Myers — co-founder of the esteemed F.E. Myers & Brother Co. (Ken Hammontree).
The Living History Cemetery Walk is appropriate for families and people of all ages. The event is open to the public for a suggested donation of $5. No reservations are required.
This article originally appeared on Ashland Times Gazette: Historical Society announces Living History Cemetery Walk lineup