CANDLELIT TOURS: Talking Spirits XXIV: Forest Hill Cemetery Tours
October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm CDT$10
WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM ANNUAL TALKING SPIRITS CEMETERY TOUR – CANDLELIT TOURS AT FOREST HILL CEMETERY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH 5:00 – 9:30
WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM TALKING SPIRITS XXIII – CANDLELIT TOURS AT FOREST HILL CEMETERY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH 5:00 – 9:30 PM
Rain Date: October 15th
GENERAL ADMISSION: $10
TICKETS FOR WVM MEMBERS ONLY: CALL 608.576.2553 or email [email protected]
Please join the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on October 8th for the return of our annual Talking Spirits Candlelit Tours, held at the beautiful Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison. On this 90 minute, nighttime walking tour, local actors will portray important figures buried at Forest Hill.
Tours will depart every 20 minutes beginning at 5:00 pm and the last tour will leave at 8:00 pm. These tours are limited to 25 guests per group.
Saturday candlelit tours will be available at the following times:
5:00 p.m. 5:20 p.m. 5:40 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 7:20 p.m. 7:40 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
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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.
This year’s theme will be “Henceforth and Forever, Free” and will feature 4 vignettes which highlight the contributions made to Wisconsin by African-Americans whose lives were changed by the Emancipation Proclamation. The tour route, vignettes and points of interest will be lit-up.
2022 Featured Stories:
Howard Brooks: Howard served with the 29th US Colored Infantry until the end of the war. He was one of the first Black men to receive a government pension for his service.
John Jefferson: Mr. Jefferson was the grandson of President Thomas Jefferson and one of his enslaved servants, Sarah “Sally” Hemings. He took the surname ‘Jefferson’ upon moving to Madison and served as a colonel in the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.
Notley Henderson: Notley served in the Civil War and was one of the first Black landowners in Madison. He often took newcomers on his farm, especially formerly enslaved people and Black soldiers who fought in the war.
William and Anna Mae Miller: The story continues with the next generation. The Millers were active in the improvement of conditions for Black people in Madison. William helped organize the St. Paul’s African Methodist Episcopal Church and Anna Mae was the founding member of the Madison chapter of the NAACP.
Questions? Please direct any questions about this event to [email protected]
This event is suitable for all ages.
This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation and this project is supported by the Dane County Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.