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Scandinavian Cemetery Tour with Rockford Historical Society
June 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Haunted Rockford’s own Kathi Kresol will be joining the Rockford Historical Society for this year’s Cemetery Walk. Each year in mid June the Society selects one of Rockford’s major cemeteries for the Cemetery Walk. Volunteers select individuals interred in the cemetery, research the person’s past, and interpret their findings for those who attend the “walk”. The interpreters are often dressed in costumes of the period associated with their subjects. They often bring related items to enhance their presentations given near the grave sites of their chosen individuals.
Over 50 people attended last year’s walk. Historical people highlighted in the past years include: Swedish Civil War volunteers interpreted by Terry Dyer; John H. Berg, Viet Nam wounded veteran and a founder of Viet Now, interpreted by Jerry Van Alstyne; Jennie Lind, interpreted by Gail Zahm; and Herman G. Nelson, Rockford newspaper reporter, interpreted by Amanda Becker.
The walk is open to the public and free of charge though donations will be accepted. Registration is not required.