HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – See characters from Huntsville’s past come alive this Sunday, October 13 at the annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll.
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. This is a family friendly event. Bring your cameras, too! The day promises to be picturesque and the characters are happy to pose for photos.
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.
Three WHNT News 19 employees are pleased to participate in this year’s stroll: Robert Reeves, Steve Johnson and Claire Aiello. Drop by and say hello to their characters.
In the event of rain, the Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll will be held the following Sunday, October 20.