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Tale of the Tombstones Cemetery Walk

Date: 
October 25, 2020 - 12:00pm1:30pm
Location: 
Forest Home Cemetery
863 Desplaines
Between Roosevelt Road and I-290
Forest Park, IL 60130
United States
Description: 

Faith in Tough Times

Because of rainy weather on Sunday, October 18, the 2020 "Tale of the Tombstones" Cemetery Walk has been rescheduled to this Sunday, October 25.

During this challenging time we are all living through, this year's "Tale of the Tombstones" spotlights stories of people who themselves faced daunting challenges.  Their stories of grit, passion, tragedy, and faith in a greater power and in their friends, family, and community show us that we can overcome our challenges—and that better times lie ahead.

This year, all guides and visitors will be required to wear masks or face coverings and maintain social distancing throughout the tour. Tours will depart from the cemetery's main gate in 10-minute intervals between 12 and 1:30 p.m., and the tour will last approximately 1.5 hours. Each group is limited to no more than 20 people.

Tickets are no longer available for this year's tour. Advanced registration is required, and those who have not registered in advance and confirmed with us via email or phone will be turned away.

This event is subject to changes in public health guidelines and in weather. We will update information here if we need to modify the event.

Even if you cannot attend this year's walk, you can purchase a copy of the Historical Society's book, "Nature's Choicest Spot," highlighting the history and many of the famous folks laid to rest at Forest Home Cemetery.