Join us at 2pm on October 9, 2021, for the Main Street Moberly Oakland Cemetery Walking Tour. This tour will discuss generations of burial traditions as well as focus on the history of notable figures buried here. Oakland Cemetery has a significant tie to the Civil War which will be discussed during the tour.
Join us at Union Cemetery on April 25, 2021, for Holt County’s Confederate Memorial Day. Historically, this holiday is celebrated in many states on the last Sunday of April. Veterans of American wars will be researched; their graves will be decorated with flags and names read on an honor roll; there will be histories of selected veterans; speeches, poems, period music, and a salute will be fired by period re-enactors. Holt County’s Civil War skirmish, the Battle of Blair Lane, will be commemorated also. This program will commemorate and honor Holt County soldiers who fought in our nation’s wars, especially those who fought in 19th-century and early 20-century conflict, but with primary attention to those who fought in the Civil War. This mission is to honor and make citizens aware of the history and sacrifice of the county, state, and nation to celebrate our freedom heritage and unique American experience. The outdoor program is open to the public. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted. For more information, please visit our website: www.holtcountymohistoricalsociety.com
Join us April 10-11, 2021, at the graveside of some of Chillicothe’s most prominent historical figures. Lisa Rule, Drama teacher at the Chillicothe High School, is bringing back the City Stage actors’ troupe to tell the stories of important local figures. This walking tour of Edgewood Cemetery will feature costumed actors who will narrate about a dozen stories from people who died before 1945. This program promotes a deeper understanding of Chillicothe’s past. It is open to the public and steep hills are avoided; most areas are near the paved cemetery road.