Feb 172017

City Commissioner Clayton Lopez last year provided the narration on the Cemetery Stroll.

The February Cemetery Stroll at the Historic Key West Cemetery will take place on Saturday, February 25th. During the stroll, small groups of visitors will be escorted to gravesites where interpreters will tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. The groups are scheduled for departures at 9:30, 9:50, and 10:10 Reservations are necessary, and can be made by calling (305) 304-1453.

Among the gravesites to be visited are the Otto Plot, the USS Maine Memorial, the Martires de Cuba Memorial, and the Figueredo plot. There will also be a brief description of the restoration of the Benjamin Albury plot by sculptor/restorer Craig Gray.

The tour will take approximately 90 minutes. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and plan to walk about a mile on uneven ground. Bottled water will be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn first-hand about some of the fascinating people who have given Key West its colorful and significant character. Space is limited for the tours so pre-registration is required. A donation of $10 (cash or check) per person to the Historic Florida Keys Foundation is recommended.

The final stroll for the season will take place on March 25.

The cemetery strolls are sponsored by the City of Key West and the Historic Florida Keys Foundation.

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 February 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #206, News, Special Event  Add comments