Forest Hill Cemetery: A Walk Through Madison History
Join us for a leisurely walk through Madison history as we observe Memorial Day a bit early. Our leader will be Bruce Gregg, coordinator of the PLATO course, What in the World Happened. Forest Hill Cemetery, created by the City of Madison in 1857, is the final resting place for many of Madison’s and the University’s prominent citizens. It also contains two military burial sites, one Confederate and one Union, for soldiers who died during the Civil War. Serving as a memorial of even earlier residents, an effigy mound in the form of a goose is located on the southeast side of the cemetery. You will find much more about Forest Hill at http://foresthill.williamcronon.net/
The entrance to Forest Hill is at 1 Speedway, near the intersection with Regent St. We will convene at the John Catlin Chapel, about one block up the cemetery road from the entrance. You may park cars along that road. Expect to walk, rain or shine, unless there are electrical storms or tornado warnings. Dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes. The pace will be leisurely but terrain may get uneven in some places.
Following the walk we will refresh ourselves in the Chapel with apple cider and cookies.
The registration fee will be donated to the Forest Hill Cemetery Committee of Historic Madison, Inc.
For more information, please contact Carla DiIorio at (firstname.lastname@example.org or 608 257-9164).
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