Reflections on the Riverbank

400 S. Locust St. Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-1187
Dates: Now
Times: 2:00PM | 2:20PM | 2:40PM | 3:00PM
Location: Southside Cemetery, 400 S. Locust St., Pontiac, IL 61764

Vermillion Players and the Livingston County Historical Society are proud to announce their first annual cemetery walk titled Reflections on the Riverbank. Under the direction of Lisa Green, the walk will take place at Southside Cemetery and feature 13 past Pontiac residents who helped shape our community including Albert Folsom (1857-1912), Dr. Darius Johnson (1828-1877), Henry (1838-1921) and Mary (1851-1942) Jones, Achalis Morris Legg (1861-1934), Arthur Alexander Lowry (1878-1939), Maria Tracey Fellows Buck Owens (1812-1909), Henry (1833-1901) and Esther (1825-1910) Reed, Philip (1813-1897) and Martha (1812-1896) Rollins, Dr. John Ross (1867-1919), and Capt. Hans L Tuesburg (1786-1859). Each of these people will be portrayed by a local actor. Volunteers will guide groups through the cemetery from person to person.

This is a rain or shine event; if you are unable to attend at the time you purchased, please contact us to discuss changing your ticket or for a refund. Due to limited group sizes, last minute changes may not be available. Be aware that you will be outdoors and on your feet most of the event. Attendees will walk from grave to grave though chairs will be available at each stop. It will last approximately 1 hour. To ensure the safety of participants and volunteers, we are limiting the number of tickets to 10 per timeslot and are asking that all audience members wear a mask. Performances will take place Friday, October 16 at 4:00, 4:20, 4:40, and 5:00pm, Saturday, October 17 at 11:00, 11:20, 11:40am, and 12:00pm, and Sunday, October 18 at 2:00, 2:20, 2:40, and 3:00pm.

This historic cemetery walk does not consist of any ghost stories. This respectful tour presents Pontiac's history in a unique way. All information provided is factual and related to historical events of the area and the lives of the people who lived here. Tickets are $5 each and will be available starting October 1 and can be purchased by calling 815-844-1187 or visiting VermillionPlayers.com.

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