Civil War Soldiers and Native American Mounds

Civil War Soldiers and Native American Mounds: A Reflection on Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin By Sammy Kailas   For the past 19 years, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, Wisconsin has hosted “Talking Spirits Cemetery Tours” at Forest Hill Cemetery two miles southwest of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus during the autumn. Forest Hill … Continue reading Civil War Soldiers and Native American Mounds

NCPTT Care for Historic Cemeteries Workshop

A Reflection on the NCPTT Workshop Care for Historic Cemeteries Workshop in Janesville, WI, on September 23rd, 2017 by Sammy Kailas On an unusually hot September Saturday, I joined the Oak Hill Cemetery Preservation Society in Janesville, Wisconsin for a hands-on workshop on the Care of Historic Cemeteries offered by the National Center for Preservation … Continue reading NCPTT Care for Historic Cemeteries Workshop

Archive Visit I

After visiting the Milwaukee Public Library in February and finding the newsletters from the Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society, I was curious to take a look at their graveyard records at the Wisconsin State Historical Society in Madison. I finally made it over there in April and spent the day sifting through boxes and folders … Continue reading Archive Visit I