Langlade County Cemetery Tour “Presenting the Past” 2023 will be at Elmwood Cemetery
August 21, 2023
Antigo Community Theater, in conjunction with the Langlade County Historical Society, is hosting their third “Presenting the Past,” a cemetery tour focused on the area’s pioneer settlers.
The events take place Saturday, Sept. 9th and Sunday, September 10th from 1 to 3 p.m. each day at the Elmwood cemetery off of Forest Avenue.
The tour is designed to be historical and entertaining, not scary, said Moira Scupien, ACT president in a press release.
“The program is not designed to be spooky or scary and, although the event is geared toward adults, children are welcomed,” she said. “This is an opportunity to learn about those people, in an entertaining manner, while celebrating the area’s rich history.”
Joe Hermolin, president of the Langlade County Historical Society, echoed those thoughts.
“For this third-time event, we picked community founders and leaders who shaped the area as we know it today,” he said. “The beautiful setting is at the Elmwood cemetery and we are sure people will enjoy the experience.”
The tours, lasting about an hour, will have a guide to take small groups through the Elmwood Cemetery, from station to station.
There will be six historic stops featuring prominent people who were instrumental in the development and prosperity of the area. Performers, mostly veterans of Antigo Community Theater productions, will tell the story of their character’s historic impact on the community.
Along the way, there will also be surprise “pop-up” characters with their own tales to tell from the area’s past.
All the tours will start in the parking lot of the NTC on Forest Avenue. Participants will then be transported to the Elmwood Cemetery. There, the participants should plan on walking short distances over uneven ground, but there will also be golf cart transportation available for those in need.
Tickets are $10.00 and children may join at no charge. Advance tickets are available at the Langlade County Historical Society Museum (419 Superior St.) and at the day of the event.