Submitted by the Plainfield Historical Society:
The Plainfield Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization, is finalizing the details for its CemeteryWalk 2013 presentations. The always-popular event will be performed on Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Plainfield Township Cemetery.
This year’s event will “bring to life” five local residents from Plainfield’s past. The personal stories, based on extensive historical research, reflect historic events and traditions. Appropriate for anyone over the age of 12 years old, the society’s biennial fundraiser event is planned to be both educational and entertaining.
Presentations of the five stories will be performed at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22. In case of inclement weather, a single presentation of the stories will be presented at the Plainfield High School – Central Campus auditorium, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Dr.
The event requires that attendees walk to and through the cemetery, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
CemeteryWalk 2013 Tickets On Sale
Tickets for CemeteryWalk 2013 are now on sale and are $10 per person. A limited number of tickets are available for each of the Sunday, Sept. 22 performances.
CemeteryWalk 2013 tickets may be purchased at the Plainfield Public Library (15025 S. Illinois St.) during regular business hours; at the Society’s Main Street Museum (23836 W. Main St.) on Saturdays between 1 and 4 p.m.; and at the society’s Depot Museum (Lockport Street near the Village Hall) on Saturdays between 1 and 3 p.m. Additionally, tickets are on sale in front of the Lincolnway Barber Shop (24045 W. Lockport St.) during each of the remaining Plainfield Chamber of Commerce’s Cruise Nights.
Event Features 5 Personalities from Past
Local actors are rehearsing original scripts, based on historic fact. This year’s event will highlight the lives of five local residents whose personal stories reflect the events and traditions of times past.
The selected stories will portray the lives of a famed, pioneer aviator; a young railroad employee; a beloved educator and physician; two sisters who were the honored guests of Plainfield’s first Homecoming; and brothers who served in the Civil War 150 years ago.
Additionally, musical entertainment will feature the portrayal of turn-of-the-twentieth-century local fiddler, Samuel Grundy, and his three, vocally- talented daughters—each of whom died in 1902.
For additional information, call 815-436-4073 or 815-436-6466.