Talking Spirits XXIII: Cemetery Tour 2021
Wisconsin Women at War

Held each fall at the beautiful Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, this award-winning living history program illuminates the lives of prominent and lesser known-figures in Wisconsin history. This year, you will learn about four Wisconsin women: one who served in WWII, an advocate for Gold Star families, a musician who taught Morse Code, and an organizer of the United War Work campaign in WWI. Local actresses donning period dress will draw you into their stories of service and sacrifice.  During the tour, guides will walk and entertain you with little-known stories of the people who rest in the cemetery and their contributions to the great state of Wisconsin.

Saturday Evening Candlelit Tours

  • Saturday, 10/9, 5 - 9:30pm
  • Cost $10 per person
  • Must purchase tickets in advance

Sunday Daylight Tours

  • Sunday 10/10, Noon - 5:30 pm
  • Cost $10 per person
  • Must purchase tickets in advance

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation for a full refund must be made two weeks prior to the reserved visit. Reservations cancelled after that date will not be refunded.

Weather Policy: Tours are not cancelled for rain. If there is lightning present, tours for the entire day will be cancelled and rescheduled for the following weekend. To find out if tours are cancelled check the museum Facebook page @WisconsinVeteransMuseum

Featured Stories

Eulalie C. Beffel: A Milwaukee native, Eulalie joined the Women’s Army Corps (WAC’s) in 1942 and served in both the Mediterranean and European theatres of war during World War II

Jessie Smith: Mrs. Smith was an active Gold Star mother and advocate for the organization after her son Robert was killed in action during World War II

Elizabeth Park: Elizabeth was a musician and publisher who was professionally trained at prestigious academies such as Juilliard and Harvard. She taught Morse Code to soldiers at Truax Field in Madison.

Elizabeth Roach: Mrs. Roach was the vice-president of the United War Work campaign for the State of Wisconsin, which organized the effective use of women in the nation’s defense program during World War I.

 

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