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The tour will be led by Scott Froendhoff, museum board member and Evergreen volunteer. Beineke adds that the tour will also visit military sites within the cemetery like “Shaler Battery, built as part of defensive ring of batteries surrounding Cincinnati during Civil War.”
Patrons will board the Executive Transportation bus in the parking lot of the Highlander Event Center across the street from Evergreen. The bus will hold up to 30 people so there will be a first priority for passengers who have difficulty walking long distances.
“Although not the first, Evergreen is the largest and oldest cemetery in Campbell County still in operation,” Beineke says. “Many, but not all, graves from Newport Cemetery were relocated here; James Taylor, founder of Campbell County and Newport was reportedly moved here by his son.” Graves date back into the 1840s. A few of the prominent graves include Senator Brent Spence, James Taylor, and architect C. C. Weber.
The Fort Thomas Museum and Friends of Evergreen are planning a series of tours in the spring that Beineke says “that will explore more history of the cemetery, including how to "read" a cemetery, the cemetery's famous and infamous "residents," and the importance it is to preserve that history.” See the information below to reserve a seat for the tour.
Tours: 1:00 - 3:00 for the 2 hour tour
Shuttle from Event Center to cemetery
Reception: 3:00 - 5:00 at museum with cider and cookies
Call Linda Slone at 859-750-9532 to reserve your place.