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Cemetery Walk “Voices of the Past”

The Canton Heritage Museum will host the ever popular annual Greenwood Cemetery “VOICES OF THE PAST” on Sunday, September 26, 2021, with a rain date for the following Monday. The Canton Heritage Museum will honor the lives and contributions of past residents with its annual Cemetery Walk. Participants will walk from headstone to headstone and be met by local performers who portray a select number of individuals interred in Canton’s Greenwood Cemetery and recount key episodes of their lives.

The Cemetery Walk is a very personal way for residents to celebrate our town’s past. Participants hear colorful historical stories about some of Greenwood Cemetery’s most interesting residents by sharing stories that shine a light on the people who made our region what it is today. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this one-hour tour which is offered at various times during the early evening. Golf carts will be provided to individuals with special needs to help get to and from the parking lot to the mausoleum. The first tour will be a seated version of the performance held at 4:00 p.m. in front of the mausoleum. Spectators are urged to bring a lawn chair for all performances. The other historical stories will be held at sites north of the mausoleum this year beginning at 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The cost of the tour is free, however donations are greatly appreciated. The Cemetery Walk is Canton Heritage Museum’s major fundraising event. Researchers, Mike and Susan Walters, numerous actors and supporters put countless hours of preparation into each year’s Walk to create a remarkable experience. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for this memorable experience.

Annual Cemetery Walk

Sunday, September 26, 2021
Greenwood Cemetery

4:00pm Presentation on the mausoleum lawn.

5:30 and 6:00pm Walking tours.

Writers/Producers: Mike & Susan Walters
Director: Carol Davis
Tour Guides: Cheryl Bielema & Kevin Stephenson

Heritage Center Museum
111 S. Main St.
Canton, IL 61520
(309)647-2242