Spirits walk in Fayetteville

October 10, 2018 by  

The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum in Fayetteville is organizing its Cemetery Spirit Walk, an annual event. For the 11th time, people will have the opportunity to meets some unusual Fayetteville citizens.

The walk takes place in the Fayetteville Cemetery, located on Stonewall Avenue, and is about an hour long. During the tour, “spirit guides” will take small groups into the cemetery, where they will get to meet 12 citizens of Fayette County who are buried there. The spirits, who will be in authentic period costumes, and who lived sometime during the last 200 years, will tell the tour members what it was like to live during their era. Light refreshments will be provided.

Spirits Walks attendees will be given a voucher for free admission to the museum, where they can view a ‘Mourning Exhibit’. This special display shows how 19th century people handled the deaths of friends and family members. Organizers of events like this can use banner printing to add atmosphere to the venue.

The Spirit Walks will take place October 19 and 20, from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. Tickets can be bought at the museum proper from October 9 through 20, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Tickets that are not sold in advance will be available at the cemetery on the tour dates, and are sold in half-hour increments. The special vouchers must be used by November 3.

Funds raised by this year’s event will be used to maintain tombstones.