Sept. 9, 2018 – Hartford, WI – A great turnout Saturday for the Sixth Annual Cemetery Tour at Hartford Union Cemetery, Hartford, WI.
This free walking tour took visitors through the oldest cemetery within the city of Hartford, featuring stories of Hartford’s lost, forgotten and featured Civil War Veterans. Hartford Union Cemetery has 99 Civil War Veterans buried on premise along with two veterans from the War of 1812.
Through a special promotion, 60 of the 99 Civil War Veterans have been adopted for this year’s event, along with “Ten Little Angels” in a special burial area of Union Cemetery.
“September is the perfect time to take a tour through the Hartford Union Cemetery,” said Jean Knoll, vice-president of the HHS. ‘With the knowledge of the members within the Historical Society and local History Room, we’ve teamed up to create a unique tour rich with history and interesting facts about former Hartford residents.”
Thrivent Financials Michelle Oldham of River Edge Associates of West Bend is a sponsor in partnership with HHS for this year’s Cemetery Tour.
Cemeterians is a local “community service” providing the cleaning and restoration of headstones within the Washington County area.
In addition to the Hartford Cemetery Tour, members of the Hartford Historical Society were dressed in period clothing along with several participants in Civil War attire.
For more information about Hartford Historical Society’s 2018, Cemetery tour, visit @hartfordhistoricalsocietywi and/or follow on Instagram @hartfordhistoricalsocietywi.