MARQUETTE — On July 15, the Marquette Regional History Center held its 15th Annual Cemetery Walking Tour.
The tour was held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Marquette. The tour is always a popular event, but it looked a little different this year due to the pandemic.
This year’s tour was self-guided. Participants could walk at their own pace, stopping at displays around the cemetery to learn about some of the people buried there.
History Center research librarian Beth Gruber spent a lot of time researching the unique stories of Marquette’s past residents. The tour not only gave participants a chance to get outside; it gave them a special opportunity to experience parts of the area’s history they may have never known.
“It gets people out; it gets them to hear stories that you might not otherwise here, but you also get to get out and enjoy the nice weather and get a walk in as well,” said Gruber. “I think it shows that our roots are here and that they’re strong, and we don’t forget the stories. Remembering those stories is important.”
This year’s tour had an emphasis on the 1920s, honoring local personalities from that era by telling their stories.
The tour will be held again in the evening from 6:00 to 8:00. There is a suggested donation of $5 for attendees.