TOMBSTONE TOUR & TOWN TALES
The Tombstone Tour is a guided walking tour of our local cemetery which is lighted with torches and the entire affair is festive in nature. Local citizens play the roles of citizens no longer with us but who have contributed highly to the history of the wonderful community of Athens. The tour is conducted in the fall each year with two shows on the same day. Each tour (show) usually lasts about 1 1/2 hour. The tour is held regardless of the weather. The sixth tour was held on 9/27/2014 but with a new name "Tombstone Tour and Town Tales". The Society added "Town Tales" to reflect how special places, happenings, and events in Athens past affect an entire town today. Local volunteers take visitors on a guided tour into the past, as historical figures who are dressed in period costume tell their life stories or a tale of the town's past new event. Special accommodations are made with golf carts for those who need help getting about. Light refreshments are available.
The Tombstone tour is our largest fundraiser involving many hundreds of hours of volunteers. To see the dates the Tombstone Tour is scheduled to be held check the "Events" page in this website.
Here are photographs from past Tombstone Tours from 2009 - 2014
President- Eladio (Chico) Ramirez
Vice President- Leslie Barton
Treasurer- Kacie Brunner
Secretary- Shelly Madden
The Greenfield House & the Athens Area Historical Society museum are open to tour each Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon during the month of September 2022. Please come on in and visit. They will be closed September 24th due to our Tombstone Tour & Town Tales that day.
9/21/2022 @ 6:30 p.m. GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the Greenfield House. Social at 6:30 p.m. with meeting at 7:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: MICHAEL DELAWARE (Vlogger and Podcaster)
9/24/2022: TOMBSTONE TOUR AND TOWN TALES
Shows at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Burr Oak Cemetery
10/15/2022: ATHENS GREENFFIELD HOUSE 5K ZOMBIE RACE & WALK at the Athens Middle School.
10/19/2022 @ 6:30 p.m. GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the Greenfield House. Social at 6:30 p.m. with meeting at 7:00 p.m.
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OUR LOCATION: We are at the four corners in the middle of the Village. To find us click the MAP.