Friday, October 03, 2008

Talking Spirits X

What my plans for the weekend include...

Talking Spirits X: Forest Hill Cemetery Tour
October 1 - 5, 2008
Public tours: Sunday, October 5, 2008 – Noon to 4pm
$5/adult, $2/child; tours leave every 15 minutes

Join us for the tenth annual Talking Spirits: Forest Hill Cemetery Tour, held at beautiful Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Road, in Madison. This award-winning living history program illuminates the lives of many prominent—and lesser known—figures in Wisconsin history. Focusing on the contributions of Wisconsin’s Civil War veterans as well as those individuals who supported the war effort at home and elsewhere, local actors and actresses don period dress, giving visitors the once-in-a-lifetime experience of meeting these characters on the cemetery grounds. Included along with six vignettes will be informative discussions of the cemetery’s rich history and gravestone art.

This year’s characters:
William Noland, prominent African-American resident of Madison
Frank Oakley and wife, officer, 7th Wisconsin Infantry
Emilie Quiner, Civil War nurse and Madison schoolteacher
John Coleridge Pradt, 3rd Wisconsin cavalry, wounded at Baxter Springs
Stephen Shipman, officer, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry; architect, second Capitol
George Washington Spears, Confederate solider killed at Camp Randall by guard

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