Historic Walk at Greenwood Cemetery
Rockford Historical Society and Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum will present Stories in Stone, a special tour of Greenwood Cemetery, on Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. The cemetery, located at the corner of Auburn and North Main streets, is Rockfords oldest and is the final resting place of many of the citys most influential citizens. More than two dozen interpreters, many in historic costume, will be on hand to tell stories of triumph and tragedy. Highlights include:
l Rockford founders Lewis Lemon and Thatcher Blake
l Civil rights champion Rev. Eldridge Gilbert
l Businesswoman and philanthropist Mary Tinker of Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum fame
l Landholder William Johns, descended from a long line of English smugglers
Printed programs and refreshments will be available. This program is hosted in cooperation with the Camp Fuller Festival. For more information, please call David M. Oberg at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, (815) 964-2424.