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Talking Spirits XXIII: Forest Hill Cemetery Tours (Candlelit Tours)

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Madison, WI 53705

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WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM ANNUAL TALKING SPIRITS CEMETERY TOUR – CANDLELIT TOURS AT FOREST HILL CEMETERY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH 5:00 – 9:30

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WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM TALKING SPIRITS XXIII – CANDLELIT TOURS AT FOREST HILL CEMETERY 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH  5:00 – 9:30 PM

Rain Date: October 16th

Online registration opens August 6th (registration ends October 2nd)

GENERAL ADMISSION: $10

TICKETS FOR WVM MEMBERS ONLY: CALL 608.576.2553 or email jennifer.carlson@wvmfoundation.com

Please join the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on October 9th for the return of our annual Talking Spirits Candlelit Tours, held at the beautiful Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison. On this 90 minute, nighttime walking tour, local actors will portray important Civil War-era figures buried at Forest Hill.

Tours will depart every 20 minutes beginning at 5:00 pm and the last tour will leave at 8:00 pm. These tours are limited to 25 guests per group.

Saturday candlelit tours will be available at the following times:

5:00 p.m. 5:20 p.m. 5:40 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 7:20 p.m. 7:40 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

For information on Public Day Tours click here.

Don’t want to miss out? Click here to join our mailing list to receive updates on Cemetery Tour 2021 and other Wisconsin Veterans Museum events.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation for a full refund must be made two weeks prior to the reserved visit. Reservations cancelled after that date will not be refunded.

This year’s theme will be “Wisconsin Women at War” and will feature 4 vignettes which highlight the contributions made to Wisconsin by female military veterans and family members. The tour route, vignettes and points of interest will be lit-up.

2021 Featured Stories:

Eulalie C. Beffel: A Milwaukee native, Eulalie joined the Women’s Army Corps (WAC’s) in 1942 and served in both the Mediterranean and European theatres of war during World War II.

Jessie Smith: Mrs. Smith was an active Gold Star mother and advocate for the organization after her son Robert was killed in action during World War II.

Elizabeth Park: Elizabeth was a musician and publisher who was professionally trained at prestigious academies such as Juilliard and Harvard. She taught Morse Code to soldiers at Truax Field in Madison.

Elizabeth Roach: Mrs. Roach was the vice-president of the United War Work campaign for the State of Wisconsin, which organized the effective use of women in the nation’s defense program during World War I.

Questions? Please direct any questions about this event to visitor.curator@dva.wisconsin.gov.

This event is suitable for all ages.

This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation and supported by the Dane County Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.


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For over 100 years, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum has connected the past to the present by sharing the stories of Wisconsin's military veterans. Located in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin, this award-winning museum and research center chronicles the history-shaping exploits of Wisconsin's veterans from the Civil War to present day.

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