Oconto County Historical Society Cemetery Walk

Date: Sept. 12, 2022 - Sept. 14, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm

OCONTO – Tickets for the 12th Annual Oconto County Historical Society-sponsored cemetery walk “If Tombstones Could Talk” will go on sale Monday, August 8, at the Beyer Home and Carriage Museum, 915 Park Avenue.

The Cemetery Walk will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the evenings of September 12, 13, and 14, with the September 12th and 13th performances to be held outside at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery, 3024 N. River Road, Oconto. The September 14 performance will be presented indoors at the John B. LeMay Auditorium at the Oconto High School, 1717 Superior Avenue, Oconto.

Six historic personages will be portrayed, and their life stories will come
 alive. Some of the individuals portrayed are well known in Oconto County history; others are lesser known, and those attending will learn about various facets of their lives.

Tour-goers will be led in groups through the cemetery by lantern-carrying guides for the outdoor walk. Those attending the outdoor performances are urged to wear comfortable shoes, as the tour requires an amount of walking, sometimes on uneven ground. You may also wish to bring a flashlight and insect repellent. The indoor performance is designed for people who may find it difficult to walk in the cemetery, but the indoor performance is open to everyone.

Tickets are $10 per person and will be sold at the Beyer Home and Carriage Museum through September 2. Please note the Museum is closed on Tuesdays. If any tickets remain unsold after September 2, they will be available for sale at Roberts Hometown Hardware, 919 Main Street, Oconto. In addition, remaining unsold tickets will be available for sale just prior to each evening’s performance.

There are a limited number of tickets for the performances, and tickets sell out fast. Complimentary refreshments will be served to tour-goers at the cemetery on the evenings of September 12 and 13 and in the cafeteria of the Oconto High School following the performance on September 14. In the event of inclement weather on September 12 or 13, the performance will be moved indoors to the Oconto High School auditorium. 

Location: Oconto Catholic Cemetery
Address:  3024 N River Road
Oconto, WI, 54153

Admission Fee: $10.00

Contact Email: lynnexferd@hotmail.com
Contact Name: Lynn
Contact Phone Number: 920-834-4619