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Guided tour of Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery on Saturday

August 23rd, 2011 · Comments

The Museum of History and Industry is hosting a guided tour of Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery, just up the road from Greenwood at 11111 Aurora Av. N., from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.

The beautiful grounds of Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery serve as the final resting place for some of Seattle’s most influential and memorable figures, including the Denny party who arrived on Alki Beach over 150 years ago. Past and present cemetery staff members Paul Elvig, Scott Sheehan, Brenda Spicer will guide you on an exploration of the lives of pioneers, activists, soldiers, and entrepreneurs who helped shape the diverse history and culture of the Puget Sound region.

All ticket sales are final, and advanced registration is recommended. Day-of tickets are subject to availability and an additional $5 charge. All tours are offered rain or shine, so please wear weather appropriate attire, including comfortable shoes.

Cost is $15 for MOHAI members, or $20 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online from Brown Paper Tickets. Participants should meet at the cemetery entrance. For more information, call Julia Swan at 206-324-1126, ext. 66.

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