Historic Walk at Greenwood Cemetery

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 Rockford’s oldest and is the final resting place of many of the city’s 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.

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