Why wait until All Hallow's Eve to enjoy a night of spooky fun? Head out to Oswego Thursday evening, and catch the "spirit" of the season on a ghostly stroll.
The annual Oswego Cemetery Walk, hosted by the Oswegoland Park District and the Oswegoland Heritage Association, with the cooperation of the Limelight Theatre Company, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Oswego Township Cemetery, South Main Street, Oswego.
Small groups of visitors will be guided through the cemetery in the dark to visit with the “ghosts” of early Oswego residents and pioneers at their gravesites.
“Ghosts” who will visit with participants during this year’s cemetery walk include young Mary Hoze, who died as a child, and who will talk about some of the other children who died and are buried in the cemetery; Alfred X. Murdock, who was killed in action during the Civil War Battle of Ezra Church; Oswego businesswoman, property owner, and adoptive mother Margaret Shepard Edwards; and farmer and anti-slavery activist Gordon Hopkins.
Visitors are invited to arrive any time between 7 and 9 p.m. Small groups and their docents will leave every 5-10 minutes, with the last tour leaving at 9 p.m. Those attending are urged to wear comfortable shoes and expect moderate walking in low light conditions.
No registration is required for this free, family-oriented event.(The rain date for this year’s cemetery walk will be Friday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m.)
Participants should park on Main Street and use the South Entrance to the cemetery.
For more information, contact the Little White School Museum at 630-554-2999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.