Lanterns & Legends – All Together Now, Who’s Buried Where & Why
Oakland Cemetery Tours: October 26, 27, 28, 2017 starting at 6:30pm
801 Sixth Street, Navasota, TX [MAP]
Tours start every 15 minutes from 6:30pm-7:45pm
“Indoors Session” October 29, 2017 at 2pm (1 Showing Only)
Location: Sunny Furman Theatre, 104 Washington Ave.
Enjoy a twilight/night-time walking tour, presented by the Navasota Theatre Alliance (a non-profit organization) in partnership with the City of Navasota. As you stroll through the historic Navasota Oakland Cemetery by lantern light, your guide will provide local history notes and you’ll meet living history characters that help you discover local legends who have made their mark on the rich history of the region.
This year we’ll explore the legacy of Thomas Scott Deaderick; businesswoman Louisa Smith and the wife of Capt. Philip Aurene Smith; farmer Martin Joseph Fahey; farmer’s wife and mother Emeline C. Nettles and her sons Thomas, Willie, and Little Bob; businessman Robert Shaw and his dog “Jackie Boy” Shaw; and twins Julia and Jessica Owen who were music teachers, performers, and staunch Baptists.
Tours start every 15-minutes and are limited to groups of 15 persons, so advance registration is strongly suggested. Larger groups will be split and scheduled for the next available tour. This fun history tour and lesson is a great grown-up event. Self insect repellent, comfortable shoes, and bring a flashlight recommended.
Sponsored by the Classic Rock Coffee, Navasota located downtown on Washington Avenue. Check out their Facebook page @crccnavasotatx. Drop by before your tour and grab a cup of coffee or a bite to eat!
For questions or to purchase your tickets over the phone, call our box office at 936-825-3195.
Made possible through the Hotel Occupancy Tax funded by the City of Navasota through The Arts Council.
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