HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – See characters from Huntsville’s past come alive this weekend at the annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll.
The stroll was initially scheduled for Sunday, October 12, but has been moved to Sunday, October 19, 2014 due to weather.
The stroll is presented each year by the Huntsville Pilgrimage Association. More than 65 characters “come alive” to portray many of the people buried at Maple Hill. These include the city’s founders, political figures and colorful residents as well.
Costumed volunteers will share the stories of people who shaped the future of Huntsville and the state of Alabama. The cast includes five Alabama governors, soldiers from past wars, poets, musicians and city founders. Make sure to visit Dr. Henry Burritt, Huntsville’s notorious madam Molly Teal, and actress Tallulah Bankhead visiting her parents’ graves. You can also meet Lily Flagg, Huntsville’s famous prized cow.
The stroll is from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Bring your cameras, too! The characters are happy to pose for photos and Maple Hill is a beautiful setting for pictures. This is not a “spooky” event, by the way. It’s family friendly and the characters share stories and smiles.
The stroll is free, but donations are accepted to help with the upkeep of the cemetery. To date, more than 1,538 grave markers have been restored thanks to your generous contributions to the annual Cemetery Stroll and other activities.