Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s Nineteenth Annual Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour at Forest Hill Cemetery
Online Pre-registration: $5.00 (+$1.27 transaction fee)-ends 9/28 at 12 p.m.
Day of Tour: $10.00
***WVMF Members contact the foundation office at 608.261.0536 for special pricing***
Saturday, September 30: Candlelit Tours 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m
Online Ticket Purchase at: SOLD OUT
Sunday, October 1: Public Day Tours 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Online Ticket Purchase at: http://bit.ly/Oct11_PublicDayTours_Registration
CANDLELIT TOURS-Saturday, Sept. 30:
Experience the evening at the cemetery with the Candlelit Tours of Forest Hill Cemetery. On the 90-minute walking tour, local actors share Civil War stories through portrayals of Wisconsin Civil War soldiers and citizens buried at Forest Hill Cemetery. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Rain Date: October 7th.
PUBLIC DAY TOURS-Sunday, Oct. 1:
Join us for Talking Spirits Cemetery Tours XIX Public Day tours. On the 90-minute walking tour, local actors share Civil War stories through portrayals of Wisconsin Civil War soldiers and citizens buried at Forest Hill Cemetery. Sunday Tours leave every 20 minutes starting at 12:00 PM-4:00 PM. Purchasing tickets online will allow you to book preferred time slots of tours.
Rain Date: October 8th
***WVMF Members contact Eileen at 608-261-0536 for special pricing and to reserve your spot***
2017 Cast of Characters
Frederick Dyke, a drummer and drum major with the 2nd Wisconsin and the 29th Wisconsin infantries, was 61 when he first enlisted and died in Vicksburg.
Hugh Lewis was a recent immigrant to Wisconsin and fought with the 2nd Wisconsin. He lost his arm due to a wound and infection from the first Battle of Bull Run.
Emilie Quiner was a teacher and became a nurse during the war. Quiner kept a diary of her experiences throughout the war and her story will focus on the roles women played.
Asa B. Green was the chaplain who is responsible for Soldier’s Lot at Forest Hill Cemetery. Green served with the 30th Wisconsin – a unit primarily responsible for running the draft in the state.
Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.