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TOMBSTONE TOUR & TOWN TALES

The Tombstone Tour is a guided walking tour of our local cemetery which is lighted with torches and the entire affair is festive in nature. Local citizens play the roles of citizens no longer with us but who have contributed highly to the history of the wonderful community of Athens. The tour is conducted in the fall each year with two shows on the same day. Each tour (show) usually lasts about 1 1/2 hour. The tour is held regardless of the weather. The sixth tour was held on 9/27/2014 but with a new name "Tombstone Tour and Town Tales". The Society added "Town Tales" to reflect how special places, happenings, and events in Athens past affect an entire town today. Local volunteers take visitors on a guided tour into the past, as historical figures who are dressed in period costume tell their life stories or a tale of the town's past new event. Special accommodations are made with golf carts for those who need help getting about. Light refreshments are available.


The Tombstone tour is our largest fundraiser involving many hundreds of hours of volunteers. To see the dates the Tombstone Tour is scheduled to be held check the "Events" page in this website.

Here are photographs from past Tombstone Tours from 2009 - 2014

BOARD:

Officers:

President-

Eladio (Chico) Ramirez

 

Vice President-

Leslie Barton

 

Treasurer-

Kacie Brunner

 

Secretary-

Shelly Madden

 

Trustees:

Annette Bornor

Kim Hoag

Dorothy Weeks

Phil Carpenter

Lois Wadsworth

Vacancy

UPCOMING EVENTS:

AAHS GENERAL MEETING & Video presentation about the St. Joe River:

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenfield House Community Center

AAHS YARD SALE:

Saturday, May 18, 2024

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Greenfield House Community Center

MEMORIAL DAY:

Monday, May 27, 2024 - the Athens Area Historical Society Museum will be open for a limited time. (More details to come)

 

AAHS GENERAL MEETING & presentation by Phil Carpenter

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenfield House Community Center

ANNUAL HOG ROAST

Saturday, July 13, 2024 at the Greenfield House Community Center

(more details to come)

AAHS GENERAL MEETING & presentation of the Oddities of Athens presented by Judi Henckel

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Athens Area Historical Society Museum

TOMBSTONE TOUR AND TOWN TALES

Saturday, September 28, 2024 

(more details to come)

ZOMBIE 5K RUN

Saturday, October 5, 2024

(more details to come)

CRAFT SHOW AT THE GREENFIELD HOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER

Saturday, October

19, 2024

(more details to come)

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