TALKING SPIRITS CEMETERY TOUR XIX

Date: September 30 - October 1, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Road
City: Madison, WI
Contact: Erin Hoag
Phone: 608.264.7663
Cost: $5.00 General Public | MEMBER pricing: contact Eileen Newcomer 608.261.0536
at Forest Hill Cemetery will take place the first week of October.

 

The Nineteenth Annual Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour 

 

Registration opens Tuesday, September 5th

Advance registration will be available online

$5.00 online registration | $10 on-site ticket purchase


CANDLELIT TOURS

Saturday, Sept. 30

Experience the evening at the cemetery with the Candlelit Tours of Forest Hill Cemetery. On the 90-minute walking tour, local actors share Civil War stories through portrayals of Wisconsin Civil War soldiers and citizens buried at Forest Hill Cemetery. 5:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m. 

Rain Date: October 7th 

 


PUBLIC DAY TOURS 

Sunday, Oct. 1

 

Join us for Talking Spirits Cemetery Tours XIX Public Day tours. On the 90-minute walking tour, local actors share Civil War stories through portrayals of Wisconsin Civil War soldiers and citizens buried at Forest Hill Cemetery. Sunday Tours leave every 20 minutes starting at 12:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. Purchasing tickets online will allow you to book preferred time slots of tours. 

Rain Date: October 8th 

 

***Members contact Eileen at 608-261-0536 for special pricing and to reserve your spot***

 

 

 

Featured on the 2016 tours will be:

Frederick Dyke was 61 years old when he initially signed up as a drum major with the 2nd Wisconsin and the 29th Wisconsin Infantries.

Hugh Lewis was a recent immigrant to Wisconsin and fought with the 2nd Wisconsin. He lost his arm due to a wound and infection from the first Battle of Bull Run. 

Emilie Quiner was a teacher and became a nurse during the war. Quiner kept a diary of her experiences throughout the war.

 

Asa Green was the chaplain who is responsible for Soldier’s Lot at Forest Hill Cemetery. Green served with the 30th Wisconsin – a unit primarily responsible for running the draft in the state.

 

Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.

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