Every year for the last several the Christian County Geneology Society has sponsored a “Cemetery Walk” at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL. This year the date is set for Sunday, September 25, 2011. This is an event of historic note which will thrill those interested in heritage, history and our early beginnings.
Extensive research is conducted on persons of interest, historically, in Christian County and a local person protrays that person at graveside and tells their story of trials and tribulation, triumph and tragedy, failure and success including the family history which must accompany the story. You will “meet” housewives, school teachers, store owners, bankers, lawyers, ministers, soldiers and statesmen and hear an accurate recapitulation of their life. You will share their joys and tears and successes and failures and go away with more of an understanding of what life in the 1800’s and early 1900’s held in store for those here and living in a much simpler time than we live in today.
There is a modest fee to attend and truly enjoy learning about our ancestors and there is also transportation from site to site for those who need assistance. Come in on Friday or Saturday and take some time to see the community today. Enjoy the Farmers Market on Saturday morning on the National Registry Historic Square where Abraham Lincoln used to practice law. Visit the Christian County Historical Society site on Friday or Saturday and make a weekend of it. There are fun restaurants here with tasty, reasonably priced food. Come and enjoy life at a slower pace. Sit on our porch and sip and read. We’ll look forward to seeing you.