History Comes Alive

“History Comes Alive at West Hill Cemetery” will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Sherman’s historic West Hill Cemetery. The event features timed tours with stops at the cemetery markers of selected folks from Sherman’s past. Each stop includes a theatrical presentation designed to bring the individual’s story to life.

The Sherman Museum presents a walking tour fundraiser- “History Comes Alive,” the annual historic tour through West Hill Cemetery will be returning on Saturday, October 13th. The tour through the cemetery allows people to learn about influential figures from Sherman and the Grayson County area.

The tour will guide tourists through West Hill Cemetery, stopping at the graves and historical markers of various prominent local people. This year’s tour will include Edward Younger Goode, Lydia Starr McPherson, Mrs. Oliver A. Carr “Mattie,” Andrew Hanson, Bruno H. Zauk, and the Great Sherman Storm of 1896. Each stop will allow tourists to hear the stories and history of these individuals through character actors playing each historical figure. “History Comes Alive is a wonderful, and fun, way for people to ‘interact’ and learn from the past,” states Natalie R. Bonner, Assistant Director of The Sherman Museum.

“History Comes Alive” is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th 2018. Tickets are available starting September 26th, but they are limited so please order quickly. Ticket times are available from 9:00am to 2:00pm every half hour with the 12pm time being handicap accessible. Tickets can be purchased in person at the museum, by phone at (903) 893-7623, or at the Touch of Class Antique store on the corner of Crockett Street and Lamar Street in downtown Sherman. Tickets for adults are $20, tickets for students with an ID are $10, and tickets for museum members are $15.

Persons with mobility issues are encouraged to select a special 12:00 p.m. noon tour planned for handicapped individuals.

All attendees should arrive 15 minutes early prior to their scheduled tour time. Parking is available in the lot behind the cemetery office.

Buy your ticket here!