For Immediate Release
HEAR THE STORIES BEHIND THE TOMBSTONES AS
NASHVILLE CITY CEMETERY HOSTS ANNUAL
LIVING HISTORY TOUR
POPULAR EVENT SLATED FOR NOV. 5
Nashville, TN – October 4, 2011–The Nashville City Cemetery Association will host their annual Living History Tour of Nashville’s City Cemetery at Fourth Avenue South and Oak Street on Saturday,Nov. 5 from 1:00 – 5:00 p. m.
On this special tour, Nashville’s history will come to life. Local actors in period costumes will portray some of the city’s most influential early citizens now buried on the site including Mary Middleton Rutledge Fogg, granddaughter of two signers of the Declaration of Independence; Dr. Jack Macon, well-known African American doctor; George Washington Campbell, a lawyer, U. S. Senator and Secretary of the Treasury under President Madison; Ephraim Hubbard Foster, U. S. Senator, lawyer; Powhatan W. Maxey, former mayor and early leader of the Whig Party and Moses Wetmore, who developed major portions of city that is now East Nashville.
The tour will also feature stories of children buried in the cemetery as well as period music. The popular event is designed to be a delightful and educational outing for the whole family.
Tickets are $5 for individuals and $10 for families and can be purchased at the entrance gate. Parking is available at the Nashville Sounds Stadium. Buses will provide round-trip transportation. The tour will last approximately one hour. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Proceeds go to the Nashville City Cemetery Association for the continuing restoration and documentation of the cemetery. For more information, call the Metropolitan Historical Commission at 862-7970 or go to www.thenashvillecitycemetery.org
Opened in 1822, the City Cemetery is the oldest continuously operated public cemetery in Nashville. A walk through the grounds is truly a walk through Nashville’s history.
The Nashville City Cemetery is under the supervision of the Metropolitan Historical Commission and Metro Parks and Recreation. The site is open daily from 8 a. m. to 5 p.m.
Alison Auerbach P.R.