Greenmount Cemetery Tour:
"Durango Saints and Sinners"
As you can see from the great photos from the 2012 tour, the beautiful Greenmount Cemetery in Durango is a perfect venue to honor pioneers buried there, as well as provide an educational and entertaining activity for our guests.
For 2013, we will again return to Greenmount, home to a substantial deer population, to reenact the lives of some of Durango's early citizens. You will meet one of the first five Sisters of Mercy who came to Durango in the 19th century to establish Mercy Hospital and then, on the other end of the spectrum, Nellie Spencer, one of Durango's Ladies of the Night, as well as others who are part of the history of early Durango and may be considered to be a "saint" or a "sinner".
For several years now Durango public officials, including the Mayor, City Manager and City Council members, have served as cemetery reenactors and have done an excellent job of both giving historical information and injecting humor and personality into their talks. Join them again in 2013, along with other volunteers in period dress, to get yet another perspective on our area!
There is no charge for the tour, but donations will be gratefully accepted and will support the Animas Museum/La Plata County Historical Society. The route of the tour involves walking on paths and grass, with some gentle hills. Nothing is highly strenous. Bring drinking water.
Event Details and Booking:
When: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, 11am - Noon.
Where: Greenmount Cemetery
Price: No charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Cancellation only in the most extreme weather conditions -- not for a few raindrops or a little puff of wind!
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