Walking Tour: Historic Westminster Cemetery, leader Mimi Ashcraft
May 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Back by popular demand!
On Saturday, May 22, join HSCC and the Westminster Cemetery Association for a very special event as Mimi Ashcraft, co-author of Historic Westminster Cemetery & Union Meeting House, will lead a guided tour of the ancient burying ground.
The Union Meeting House was a site for Westminster’s public meetings in the early 1800s as well as a place for local Protestants to worship before individual denominations established their own churches. During the Civil War it served as a hospital. Over 7,000 individuals from all walks of life rest in the cemetery. Their stories are sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, and they make a fascinating introduction to local history you probably never knew.
The tour is suitable for ages 10 and up. The tour requires standing for 1.5 hours and walking on uneven ground as well as paved roadways. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
The cemetery is located at 19 N. Church Street in Westminster. The tour begins at 10:00 a.m. Please arrive at the cemetery gate 15 minutes before the tour for check-in. Parking is available behind Ascension Church where you can walk about a block to the cemetery entrance or try to find a place on Church Street or East Main Street.
Tour costs $5 for HSCC members and $10 for non-members. Or, you can purchase a combination ticket which includes the tour plus an autographed copy of the book for $20 members or $25 for non-members.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Space is limited. Reservations are requested by May 15, 2020.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 410-848-6494, ext 200 to register.