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Ashland County Historical Society announces history walk

John Moser portrays Jacob Saal during the Living History Cemetery Walk hosted by the Ashland County Historical Society Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. STEVE STOKES/FOR TIMES-GAZETTE.COM

Ashland County Historical Society is excited to announce in a news release the return of the Living History Cemetery Walk at Ashland Cemetery. Ashland’s historical figures will come to life through local re-enactors. Each character will spend a few minutes telling stories about their lives in Ashland and how they were an important part of our history. Period costumes worn by the re-enactors will further heighten the experience with an aura of authenticity.

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Join us on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1 – 3 pm for a fun-filled afternoon of education and exploration. Guided tours will begin promptly at 1 pm, with groups leaving every 10 minutes. The last tour will depart at 3 pm

Be sure to stop by our check-in booth upon arrival to be placed in your tour group. This year’s cast of characters is as follows: Dr. Gilbert and Mrs. Jeannette (Gallaher) Hess — founders of Hess & Clark Inc. (Jeff and Kim Davidson); Robert Carson Kinnaman MD — the second of a three-generation family of physicians for whom Kinnaman Park is named (Ed Krakora); Nellie Topping — the wife of a well-known Ashland businessman; William McNulty — the owner of the popular McNulty House Hotel on Main Street (Dave Kowalka); Mary Brinton Tubbs — whose memoirs about growing up in Ashland provide a snapshot of what life was like in Ashland many years ago (Debbie Sickmiller); and Francis Enoch Myers — co-founder of the esteemed FE Myers & Brother Co. (Ken Hammontree).

The Living History Cemetery Walk is appropriate for families and people of all ages. The event is open to the public for a suggested donation of $5. No reservations are required.

This article originally appeared on the Ashland Times Gazette: Historical Society announces Living History Cemetery Walk lineup

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