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Tales of Locust Grove cemetery tour is Oct. 14-15 in Twinsburg

From Staff Reports Published: October 12, 2016 12:00 AM
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The popular and preternatural "Tales of Locust Grove" will be Oct. 14 and 15 at Locust Grove Cemetery, near the Twinsburg Historical Society Museum and just south of Township Square.

Tickets are available at the Freeman Barn on Darrow Road, between the Twinsburg Historical Society Museum and Mr. Chicken. Tours start at 6 p.m. and continue every fifteen minutes or so until 8 p.m. Each tour takes around an hour. Buy tickets at the barn and follow a guide. There will be free refreshments. For more information visit www.twinsburghistoricalsociety.org or call 330-487-5565.

Locust Grove is the oldest cemetery in Twinsburg, holding the remains of Moses and Aaron Wilcox, the twins for whom the city was named. Samuel Bissell, Ethan Alling and many of the folks who founded the town are also buried there.

Tales of Locust Grove is a fun, interactive and educational program. Every autumn, local actors don costumes and take their places to tell the Tales of Locust Grove.

Some actors are even descendents of the characters they portray. Each year the focus changes a little. As new actors come into the troupe they find new stories to tell and new ways to tell them.

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Musicians wander among the storytellers to add a bygone feeling to the evening.

The museum store will be open, as well, and attending the Tales of Locust Grove is also a perfect time to do a little Christmas shopping, where the Bicentennial calendar will be available. This is a perfect gift for out-of-town friends.

There will also be copies of "Explore Twinsburg: A Photographic Essay of Twinsburg, Ohio" available. This is a coffee table book with pictures from local photographers capturing the sights and citizens of Twinsburg.

In addition, Dale Diersing has collected wonderful stories and pictures of Twinsburg of yore in his own timeline, which will also be available.

The calendar is also on sale at the Friend's Shop at the library, Twila's on the Square, and the the Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce building next to the Twinsburg First Congregational Church. Visit www.twinsburghistoricalsociety.org for more information.

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