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Newnan-Coweta Historical Society hosts Oak Hill Cemetery Tour, TombTales & ArtFest,
October 14, 2017 @ 4:20 pm - 8:00 pm
Experience Newnan’s Oak Hill Cemetery and learn about the lives of the people laid to rest there during the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s TombTales & ArtFest event today from 4-7 p.m.
NCHS will host interactive, immersive experience tours of Newnan’s Historic Oak Hill Cemetery. Storytellers in costume will beguile ticket holders with lively, engaging tales while dancers, musicians and artists also contribute to this unique event.
The tour focuses on Newnan residents who lived and died in the 19th and 20th centuries. Some of the residents featured on the tour include Tolleson Kirby who lived on Temple Avenue, attended the University of Georgia and died of Spanish flu; Georgia Governor William Yates Atkinson, and others. The tours, scheduled every 20 minutes from 4 to 6:20 p.m. last approximately an hour and begin at the NCHS’s McRithchie-Hollis Museum at 74 Jackson Street in Newnan.
The guided tours will be led by an NCHS lantern-wielding docent dressed in period costume. Ticket holders are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled tour to check in, enjoy entertainment, artwork and to get with their tour group and guide. While waiting for the Oak Hill tours to begin, eloquent dances performed by members of the Southern Arc Dance Company led by award winning choreographer, Paola de Sousa will entertain guests along with musicians.
This tour is being organized by the staff and volunteers of the Newnan Coweta Historical Society for the purpose of educating our community about some of our deceased citizens and to provide a cultural experience in the downtown historic area. Tours last approximately one hour and begin and end at the NCHS’s McRitchie-Hollis Museum. Tickets are $22 for adults, $11 for children and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com, by calling 770-251-0207 or by visiting the NCHS museum at 74 Jackson St. in Newnan. Not recommended for small children.