Grave Adventures Fall Tour 2011

Grave Adventures Fall Tour

Saturday, October 29th

11:45 am to approximately 4:00 pm.

Rain or Shine

$25/person – includes meal and bus tour

Angel Close upThe Holmes County Library Ladies invite you to join us on the Grave Adventures Fall Tour where we will explore some of Holmes County’s interesting cemeteries and hear tales of local lore.

 

11:45 am

Participants will meet at the Hotel Millersburg located in downtown Millersburg. While enjoying lunch,  proprietor, Bill Robinson, will share some haunting tales of the historic hotel. The meal includes beverage, soup and sandwich, and dessert. A vegetarian choice will also be available.

12:55 pm

After the meal, participants will gather at the Central Library parking lot located on Glen Drive where they will board a bus to begin the tour. The bus will depart promptly at 1:00 pm., and will travel through Killbuck, Glenmont, Nashville and Saltillo.

  • Killbuck

As we make our way to our first destination, learn about some of the interesting history of the Killbuck Valley including Killbuck Mills and the  historic Fort Fizzle rebellion.

  • SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Glenmont

Our first stop includes a visit to the SS. Peter & Paul Catholic cemetery. Learn the history of this Catholic settlement in Holmes County in addition to the proper techniques for creating a gravestone rubbing.

  • Nashville United Methodist Cemetery

The Nashville United Methodist Cemetery offers a variety of opportunities to study the various symbols found on gravestones. This second stop of the trip will also include some haunting tales and local history of the Village of  Nashville.

  • Salem Reformed Cemetery, Saltillo

The last stop of the Grave Adventures Tour will take us to the famed Salem Reformed Cemetery, home of the headless angel. Here, you’ll also learn some of the interesting cemetery customs practiced by our ancestors.

We suggest the following to make your visit more comfortable. The tour will take place rain or shine:

  • Comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Camera
  • Small tote bag or backpack
  • Binoculars and umbrella (optional)

The Friends of the Library will have snacks and bottled water available for purchase during the tour.

DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT IS OCTOBER 15

NO REFUNDS

If you are interested in participating in the Grave Adventures Fall tour, please email the Holmes County Library Ladies at [email protected].

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