Explore Early Dover Township at the Lakeside Cemetery Tour

Cemetery Tour 3Learn about life in early Dover Township at a tour of Lakeside Cemetery on Sept. 27, planned in cooperation by the Bay Village Historical Society and Huntington Playhouse.

Tours will depart at regular intervals from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at both Huntington Playhouse and Lakeside Cemetery. Participants will get a brief history of Huntington Playhouse and a backstage tour. Actors will be at Lakeside Cemetery, where they will relate the intriguing stories of eight individuals buried in the cemetery. Those portrayed this year include William Aldrich, Nathan and Martha Bassett, Joseph Cahoon, Catherine Porter Foote, Laura Hassler, young Reuben Osborn and Christopher Saddler. Discover whose parents were the founding members of Fairview Hospital, who went on to become the first mayor of Bay Village and who was the city’s very first settler. The historic Lakeside Cemetery is the site of the first burial in what was then Dover Township, more than 200 years ago.

Tour admission is free. Parking is at the west end of Huntington Park and at Huntington Playhouse. Light refreshments will be served. In the event of rain, all activities will take place at Huntington Playhouse. Phone 440-835-4472 for information, or visit www.bayhistorical.com. The tours are sponsored by McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home.

Rose Hill Museum, located in nearby Cahoon Memorial Park and operated by the Bay Village Historical Society, will be closed on Sept. 27. The museum will reopen on the following Sunday with its regular hours, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will be open every Sunday through December.

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