Summer Tour Series 2012
SUMMER TOUR SERIES
MAY – OCTOBER 2012
All tours are sponsored by The Friends of Oakdale Cemetery
Tours are cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
Tours start at 10:00 AM and last till about Noon
Cost is $8.00 per person or FREE to all members of the Friends of Oakdale.
Saturday May 19, 2012: Ms. Robin Triplett will delight the group with a general historical tour of the cemetery. She will enlighten you with stories such as the Fireman and his dog, a murder in Cary that still remains unsolved just to name a few.
Saturday June 16, 2012: Mr. Ed Gibson will lead the tour to most notable people of public service. He will give the details of the men who served as fire and police and their events which may have led them to their final resting place in Oakdale.
Saturday July 21, 2012: Mr. Eric Kozen, Superintendent will take you on a special tour of the cemetery explaining its 150 + year old history. Give you a taste of horticulture specimens along with funerary art and some interesting tales.
Saturday August 18, 2012: This will be a triple delight with Mr. Eric Kozen, Cemetery Superintendent, Mr. David E. Rice, MPH, MA New Hanover County Health Director and E. Daniel Shingleton, MSW Public Health Historian. These three gentlemen will take you back in time to a pivotal moment in Wilmington’s history 150 years ago on this day when the Yellow Fever Epidemic began. This is a tour you will not want to miss !!!
Saturday September 15, 2012: Mr. Bob Cook a local historian and author will take you to some of the interesting Civil War sites and provide you the stories of these gallant men, both Confederate and Union. Bob is well versed in the Wilmington Civil War Campaigns and loves and enthusiastic crowd.
Saturday October 20, 2012: For those who might have missed the August tour, here it is again. We are now in the height of the Yellow Fever Epidemic and this was a dark time for Wilmington. In memory of all those lives lost to this terrible outbreak we will give you a tour like no other.
This is a special year as we remember the 150th Anniversary of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1862.