Events this Sunday at Forest Lawn to Commemorate the Civil War | Events
This Sunday, July 8, Forest Lawn will hold several events to commemorate the Civil War:
Civil War Trolley Tours
11:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Ride in comfort on the climate controlled, wheelchair accessible Forest Lawn trolley as your tour guide, Edward Fitzsimmons - who served as a hospital steward for the 155th New York during the Civil War (portrayed by Henry Pogodzinski) - talks about Forest Lawn's many connections to the Civil War. Along the way, you'll meet a few men and women who will speak to you of their roles in the War, including St. William Hengerer; Maria Love; Mayor William Fargo and more. You'll visit the final resting places of several noted soldiers from Western New York - including 14 African American soldiers. Tickets are $25 per person. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Please call the Forest Lawn office at 716.885.1600 for reservations. Please note these tours begin at the historic Forest Lawn chapel. Enter through the Delaware Avenue gates or the Main Street gates and follow the white line on the road.
Mini Muster In The MeadowSM
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A mini version of last year's event, this year's Muster In The MeadowSM will feature interactive Civil War exhibits, demonstrations and displays in the meadow next to Forest Lawn’s historic chapel. This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public (you do not need to take a Civil War trolley tour to enjoy Muster In The MeadowSM).
NOTE: There will be no regular history trolley or walking tours this Sunday, to accommodate the Civil War events.
Stop by Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, this Sunday and learn more about the Civil War!! For more information on these events, Forest Lawn tours and more, visit www.forest-lawn.com or find us on Facebook.
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