Oakwood Cemetery Enactment Tour Presented by Rotary Club Sept. 30

 09/10/2018 - 14:50

The Rotary Club of Saline invites you to get to know the people who lived here in the 1800s.  Find out how a Confederate soldier was buried right here at Oakwood Cemetery with other Union soldiers.  Did you know that Saline had a famous photographer that went to Hollywood?  Have you heard about the Saline Valley Cooperative?

There will be people dressed in period clothing sharing the experiences of the past.  Most will be standing near their tombs. Through the many stories, you will learn some of our Saline history which made our community unique.

One attendee shared, “I have driven by this cemetery to and from work for years and never noticed it.  Now the Saline people buried there have  come alive for me.  It was very interesting.”  Another person that attended last year’s tour shared that she was so excited to hear about the lives of her Great, Great Grandparents.

This year there are all new people and stories to be shared.  Come and let the Saline of the 1800’s come alive for you!

TIME:  Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 2pm-6pm.  Sign up for your group time when you purchase your tickets on line.  Rain date is Sunday, October 7th.

PLACE:  Oakwood Cemetery at Michigan Ave. and Monroe Street.  Walk to the Crypt area to check in and get with your group.  There will be an introduction for each group.

TICKETS:  Buy on line at salinerotary.org/Site Page/purchase-cemetery-tour-tickets.  The cost is Adults-$12 or $18 the day of.  Children 10 and under are free.  Recommended for school age children and above.   BE SURE TO SIGNUP FOR YOUR START TIME!

TOUR LENGTH:  Plan on about an hour.  Wear comfortable walking shoes & dress for the weather.

PARKING:  Free parking at Annie’s Day Care across from Oakwood Cemetery on Monroe Street or street parking is also available.

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