City Offers Annual Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour
Free historical tour of Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery this Monday at 7pm
Contact: Allison Biastock
Celebrate summer solstice this year with a guided historical walk through the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery.
The theme of this year’s tour is “Alaska’s Pioneer Aviators”; twelve grave sites will be featured.
The tour is free to the general public and begins at 7pm, rain or shine. Attendees are asked to meet at the Bagoy Gate of the park at 7th Avenue and Cordova Street. Please, no parking inside the cemetery gates.
The annual solstice cemetery tour is sponsored by Cook Inlet Historical Society and Anchorage Historic Properties. Audrey and Bruce Kelly will be your hosts for the tour, continuing the tradition established by the late John Bagoy in 1996.
The Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery is located between 6th and 9th Avenues and Fairbanks and Cordova Streets in downtown Anchorage. It is owned by the Municipality of Anchorage and operated by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The cemetery was originally established as the Cemetery Reserve by President Woodrow Wilson in Executive Order 2242 of August 31, 1915, coincident with the federal survey of the original Anchorage Town site.
For more information, please contact Cemetery Director Rob Jones at 343-6814.