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Sunset on the Hill – Tickets on sale now

Posted September 5, 2023 by Kristi Kent in News

sunset on the hill“Sunset on the Hill” Event Returns to Myrtle Hill Cemetery 
Tickets are on sale now. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023, Rome, GA —The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism in partnership with the Myrtle Hill/Oak Hill Memorial Association will host “Sunset on the Hill” on Thursday, September 28 from 6 pm to 7:30 p.m. The event celebrates art and history to benefit the preservation of Rome’s historic cemeteries.

Guests are invited to mingle among the final resting places of notable Romans and enjoy themed cocktail (or mocktail) stations and light appetizers. View the beautiful, recently completed sculpture, “Angel in the Oak”, and meet artist Jeremy Smith who will share about his creative process. There will also be a silent auction for Jeremy’s prototype cedar carving of the angel.

Tickets are $50; all event proceeds benefit Myrtle Hill/Oak Hill Memorial Association. Purchase tickets by Friday, September 22. Roman Chariots will provide transportation from the parking areas to the top of the hill.

Participants who are unable to attend this event are invited to become a member of the Myrtle Hill/Oak Hill Memorial Association to support preservation efforts of Rome’s historic cemeteries.

To purchase event tickets or to become a member of the Myrtle Hill/Oak Hill Memorial Association, visit the Georgia’s Rome Welcome Center and Gift Shop located at 402 Civic Center Drive. Cash and check will be accepted.

The event area at Myrtle Hill Cemetery has paved, unpaved paths, and uneven surfaces. Parking is located along Myrtle Street, Kingfisher Trail Head and the Mausoleum on Branham.

Myrtle Hill Cemetery dates back to 1857 and is the final resting place for over 20,000 of Rome’s most notable residents including 368 Civil War graves, four US Congressmen, a Congressman of the Confederate States of America, a US Senator and Ellen Axson Wilson, wife of the 28th President of the United States. The Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places.

For event questions, call the Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism at 706.295.5576.

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