Tuesday, September 20, 2011

~ Fall “History Walk” ~

Black Swamp/Greenlawn Cemetery

 Versailles Area Historical Society

Sunday Afternoon October 9th at 2 O’clock

This is a “walking tour” (rain or shine) so be prepared. 
Lawn chairs are welcome.  Parking available across the street or use the two drives on the East side of the cemetery. 

The tour begins with an overview of the history of the BlackSwamp/Greenlawn Cemetery presented by Jim Kelch.

Janet Worz will present a history of tombstone symbolism.

The Memorial Arch and its history/military significance will be presented by Jim Condon.

The Mausoleum will be open and its history will be presented by Sarah Magoto.  You will have a chance to look inside and a question & answer session will follow.  Betty Armstrong & John Nickol have each devoted over 30 years to the cemetery and they will be on hand to answer your questions.

To finish out this year’s “history walk,” Deb Pohl will present the history of the Famous Russells.


~ Join Us ~
It is free & open to the public!


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Basement is cleared & ready for wall repair

The basement has been stripped & cleaned and is now ready for wall repair & new dainage tile.
A big "Thank You" goes to Ron Vogel & his crew for stripping the basement.  Another big "Thank You" goes to Dane Miller of Dane's Electric for his volunteer help.
We continue to make progress and look forward to the completion of this project yet this fall.