Weatherford Living

Talking Tombstones Tour to be ‘as good as ever’

Go and enjoy a “leisurely stroll” on Sat., Oct. 18, through a “museum without windows” located in Old City Greenwood Cemetery, 300 Front Street in Weatherford.

Docents will introduce visitors to “Wonderful Weatherford Women” who represent a cross-section of female “movers and shakers” who impacted the history of this area in the late 1880s to the mid 1900s.

Magazines and books of recent past centuries identified motherhood, domesticity, religion and charity as the “proper work of women.” The majority of the showcased women on the tour earnestly pursued the path of proper womanhood. A few strayed miserably.

Visitors will meet a suffragette, an artist’s wife, a Liberty Loan Director, the Parks Lady, a hotel proprietor , a Pythian Sister and a Red Light District “lady.”

The first tour begins at 1 p.m. and the final tour begins at 3 p.m.. Tours begin every 15 minutes and last approximately 65 minutes. Wear comfortable shoes.

Tickets go on sale the day of the event at the front cemetery gate.

Adults 10 years and older $10; youth 5 to 9 years $5.

The Talking Tombstones Tour XI is sponsored by the Parker County Heritage Society.