GR Reads: Fulton Street Cemetery Tour

In case you missed the wildly popular Fulton Street Cemetery Tour last month, please join us this Saturday, July 24, at 10:00 am at the cemetery as Thomas Dilley, life-long resident of Grand Rapids and researcher of the history and preservation of local cemeteries, leads a walk through the cemetery , which is the oldest public burying ground in Grand Rapids. Discover more about who is at rest there, get a closer look at the burial customs and beliefs of the past, and explore the role that graveyards played in the life of early Grand Rapids. Meet at the entrance on Eastern Avenue between Fulton and Fountain, park on the street.

I know it’s early in the week to say this, but the forecast calls for beautiful weather!

This is just one of the many programs we will have this summer as part of GR Reads. Check out the booklet or online www.grpl.org/grreads

One Response to “GR Reads: Fulton Street Cemetery Tour”

  1. June 21, 2010 at 9:19 am #

    Old cemeteries are cool places. I have a serious fascination with them. They are part art museum and part city museum. If you've never taken a stroll through one, then now is the time! I plan on being there Wednesday!