“Voices of the Past” scheduled for October 23, 2021 in the historic Montgomery district
In historic Montgomery
The Montgomery Historical Society will present Voices from the Past, a guided tour of the city’s three historic cemeteries. Visitors will get an intimate glimpse into the lives of many Patriots buried there, including Dr. Charles B. Stewart, who lived just outside of town when he designed the Texas Flag.
Some of the notable people whose lives will be highlighted lived here in the early 1800s, when Texas fought for independence from Mexico and eventually achieved statehood. Still others to note were the descendants of Montgomery’s founding families who continued to contribute to Montgomery’s progress over the past decades to its present historical significance.
Save that date and plan to visit Montgomery on Saturday, October 23 where, from noon to 4:00 p.m., local historical actors in period attire will recite ‘first person’ scripts telling the town’s history through the biographies of these people. pioneers buried in cemeteries. Each historical person’s scripts are carefully written to highlight and celebrate their life and contributions to the history of Texas and Montgomery.
A donation is requested for visitors to this fascinating event – one ticket for all three locations: $ 10 for adults, $ 3 for children 15-18, free for younger ones. Note: Grade 7 students in the Montgomery area working on the historic scavenger hunt will be free, but their accompanying parent or guardian is requested to pay the donation for this fundraiser.
Tickets will be sold at each of the three cemeteries that day, but it will be quick and easy to get tickets before that day on the Montgomery Historical Society‘s website at MHS-TX.org. Any additional donations online or obtained that day will be greatly appreciated.
Additionally, tickets will be available on the day of the event at the information table at the Montgomery Community Building, Liberty at College Streets. This is also where there will be food trucks for the enjoyment of visitors.
Self-guided tours will be staggered to avoid traffic problems and will start every 30 minutes at the various cemeteries to take visitors to the next scheduled visit when they receive their cards and bracelets. The maps will show the location of the cemeteries as well as the parking areas and public toilets. Visitors can also begin their tour when they arrive at a cemetery of their choice, once they have donated and received their card, as well as a wristband that must be displayed during the visit.
The historic cemeteries are:
* Old Methodist Cemetery, founded in 1838 — On Pond Street at Eva Street (SH105);
* Montgomery Memorial Cemetery, founded in 1863 – on FM1097 near Eva Street; and
* “New” Montgomery Cemetery, founded in 1868 — block 500 of Old Plantersville Road.
While in town, visitors will be able to shop at the antique and gift stores, boutiques, wineries, etc., and dine in the many restaurants. Many members of the Historic Montgomery Business Association offer discounts or door prizes to visitors who present the bracelets while in town. Participating stores will display notices in their windows.
All proceeds will be distributed among the Montgomery Memorial Cemetery, the Montgomery County History Task Force and the Montgomery Historical Society. For more information, see the Montgomery Historical Society website: mhs-tx.org. (The Montgomery Memorial Cemetery and the Montgomery Historical Society are 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations.)