A Reflection by Carlin Hastings The rain held out during the AGS-Wisconsin Chapter’s Spring Meeting on May 12th, creating the perfect weather for a cemetery tour—grey, but with the feeling summer was coming. The meeting was held in Janesville, a town of over 60,000 in southern Wisconsin. Oak Hill Cemetery is the main cemetery in … Continue reading Spring Meeting 2018
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
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
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 … Continue reading Spring Meeting Announcement
At our last meeting, Robert Felber told us about the past work done by gravestone researchers in Wisconsin through the Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society (WSOCS), which ran from the early 1970s to the mid-2000s. I spent a few hours at the Milwaukee Public Library last week and while they have many records relating to … Continue reading The WSOCS Newsletters at MPL
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