We will be meeting outside the office of the Forest Home Cemetery on April 22nd at 12:30pm for a guided walking tour led by historian Dr. Paul Haubrich. He will be guiding us through Milwaukee’s history and the phases of symbolism that can be found in the historic cemetery.
The cemetery is a classic garden-cemetery first plotted in the 1850s. It covers nearly 200 acres and features a wide variety of plants, water features, and pathways, as well as many different types of grave memorials. For more information, check out their website here.
The Forest Home Preservation Association is graciously providing us with this tour free of charge. Other tours that run throughout the summer can be found on their website here. Donations for the Association will be accepted at the start of the tour, or can be made at their website.
On arrival, enter the cemetery at the gate on Forest Home Ave and 26th St. Follow the yellow lines to the main office for parking. The walking tour runs about an hour and half.
After the tour, we will head to Colectivo Coffee Roasters (the one in Bay View at 2301 S. Kinnickinnic Ave). This will be a chance to talk about the tour and the upcoming AGS conference in Tuscaloosa, as well as discuss possible summer events for our chapter.
Any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.