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A History of the Evergreen Cemetery Walk

Thu Sep 8 19:00:00 2016

Join the Museum’s Director of Education, Candace Summers, for a program exploring the Evergreen Cemetery Walk. This event is the Museum’s longest running and most successful outreach program serving almost 4,000 people every year. This event began in 1995 as a call to action because vandalism was a major problem at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. The Museum, in partnership with Evergreen Memorial Cemetery and Illinois Voice Theatre, came together and created the Cemetery Walk with the purpose of educating the public about the importance of cemeteries to our collective history and why cemeteries are places that deserve our respect and protection using the voices of the people who created our history and are buried in the cemetery. This program will delve into the history of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, investigate monument styles and materials, explore cemetery architecture and symbolism (using the beautiful monuments of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery to illustrate) outline the history and purpose of the Evergreen Cemetery Walk, and of course introduce audience members to the people that will be featured during the 2016 Walk.

This program will be held in the Community Room at Bloomington Public Library. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Education Department at 309-827-0428 or education@mchistory.org.

Cemetery Walk

A History of the Evergreen Cemetery Walk