Cemetery Walk Continues on October 10 & 11

 
Cemetery Walk Particpants

Todd Wineburner, an alumnus of the Department of English, is portraying Illinois State University Founder Jesse Fell in the McLean County Museum of History’s annual Cemetery Voices from the Past Discovery Walk. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth, this year’s walk focuses on persons with connections to Lincoln. Persons portrayed this year include Bloomington resident David Davis, who supported Lincoln in his campaign for President; Simon Malone, a Mississippi slave who settled in Normal; and Alpheus Holden Pike, who was raised in McLean County and served in the Civil War.

The event will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Bloomington-Normal on October 10 and 11 at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. The cost is $12 general admission, $10 for museum members, and $4 for students with ID. Tickets are available at the museum, the Garlic Press, and the cemetery. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. For more information, visit http://www.mchistory.org/mcmh_prog_cemwalk06.html

 

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