Three Valley Museum, in conjunction with the Bryan County Genealogy Library, will be conducting Historical Ghost Stories at Highland Cemetery on Oct. 27, beginning at 7 p.m.
This event, which is a fund raiser for both organizations, is one of great historical significance. The Genealogy Library has researched the lives of six individuals who have made an impact on the development of Durant and Southeastern Oklahoma. Small groups will be led from one grave site to another to hear the story of each individual. Actors, dressed in period costume, and posing as the chosen person of interest will convey events of the historical person’s life. The story of Sidney Bledsoe, Durant’s first town marshal, will be told.
There will be stories at the unmarked graves of the Confederate soldiers, a visit into the life of Choctaw code talker Walter Veach, Governor R.L. Williams, Mrs. Meta Belle Hatchett, and Pauline Amsel, the 13- year old daughter of a Jewish merchant who was murdered in her bed. To this date, the mystery of her death is unsolved. Please note that the tour will entail significant walking. However, wheelchair access is available on the paved roads which run through the cemetery. Most sites are near the road.
Tickets will be sold at the Three Valley Museum and the Bryan County Genealogy Library for $10 each. No one under 17 will be admitted without adult supervision. Times for each tour are as follows: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. Groups are limited to 25 people. Please join us for this unique adventure as we explore the lives of those who came before us through “Ghost Stories at Highland.” For more information, contact the museum staff at 920-1907 or Genealogy Library at 434-5848.