Stories at the Cemetery
Free self-guided walk, Fri., July 15
Contact: Jennifer Ruggles
Fri., July 15, Anchorage area actors will tell stories based on the life of real Alaskans at pre-selected gravesites at the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. The stories range from tragic to tender, humorous to sensational and depict life as it was on the last Frontier. This self-guided walk is appropriate for visiting friends, relatives, or anyone who enjoys a good story. Plan to spend at least an hour, and arrive anytime between 7-8 p.m. The stories end at 9 p.m.
There is no charge for this event, but donations accepted at the cemetery entrance will be distributed among the actors. Attendees are asked to meet at the Bagoy Gate of the park at 7th Ave. and Cordova St. Note: Please no parking inside the cemetery gates.
The Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery is located between 6th and 9th Aves. and Fairbanks and Cordova Sts. 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.