Thursday, October 16, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tours Featuring the Life of Ellen Axson Wilson
ROME, GA. — Where Romans Rest …..a walking guided tour of Rome’s Historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery is slated for Saturday. Myrtle Hill Cemetery was established in 1857 and is a museum of Rome history.
This Saturday will be our 18th annual tour. It is a fund raiser for the Myrtle Hill/Oak Hill Memorial Association dedicated to preservation efforts of the three municipal historic cemeteries.
“Anne Culpepper is to be applauded each year for the efforts she spends in creating the tours, researching and designing the walk through. The tours were developed when the Civil war reenactment stopped being performed at Ridge Ferry. She felt it was important to continue to keep Rome’s history in the forefront,” stated Lisa Smith, Executive Director for the Greater Rome CVB.
This year we are saluting Ellen Axson Wilson, and the graves on the tour will be people who were a part of her life in Rome – friends, classmates, teachers and even the man who dug her grave. “Each year the tours are different and tie into a relative part of Rome’s shaping and her historical figures influence on the community we are today”
There will be four guided tours, and they will begin at Veterans Plaza at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Admissions to all tours are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Both tours are a moderate to strenuous walk with steep steps and slopes involved. The weather promises to be beautiful and what could be more wonderful than a walk through history. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water to drink.
Tickets for this event are available at the Rome – Floyd Visitor Center located at 402 Civic Center Drive or on site if tours are not sold out. Call (706) 295-5576 or visit www.RomeGeorgia.org for more information.
A full listing of October events in Georgia’s Rome can be viewed on the online calendar at www.RomeGeorgia.org.
The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Ga. The GRCVB’s mission is to strengthen the economic prosperity of the community through tourism development by attracting leisure travelers, conventions, meetings, sports and events.
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