Marquette Regional History Center guides will escort visitors on a walk through the historic Holy Cross Cemetery Tuesday evening. The event was originally scheduled for May 30, but was interrupted by a rainstorm.
Holy Cross Cemetery is the burial place of many of Marquette’s first French Canadian, Irish, German, Italian and Polish families, as well as the Catholic clergy and nuns.
According to organizers, visitors will hear the interesting stories of the LaBonte storekeepers, the Deasy schoolteachers,the Paveglio stone carvers, Judge Flannigan and many more of Marquette’s citizens.
The group will stroll through the 1860’s tombstones that were moved from the Old Catholic Cemetery and hear about this abandoned cemetery in south Marquette.
Enter Holy Cross Cemetery through the gate on Wright Street at the McClellan Street stoplight. A $5.00 donation is suggested to support future programs. The tours will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information contact the Marquette Regional History Center at 226-3571.