Reflections on the Riverbank: A Walk through Southside Cemetery

400 S. Locust St. Pontiac, Il 61764
Dates: Oct. 15, 2022 - Oct. 16, 2022
Times: 10:00AM and 2:00PM
Location: Southside Cemetery, 400 S. Locust St., Pontiac, Il 61764

Vermillion Players and the Livingston County Historical Society are proud to announce this year's annual cemetery walk: Reflections on the Riverbank. The walk will take place at Southside Cemetery and feature 8 past Pontiac residents who helped shape our community including: John Balmer (1829-1914) Fred Fritz Bolander (1874-1947) Joseph Culver (1834-1899) Samuel Chapman Ladd (1820-1878) Henry Scatterday (1843-1928) CW and Mary Sterry (1826-1901 and 1836-1917) Irma Hill Vogel (1887-1966) Catharine Yost (1893-1970)

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 2 hours. Groups will be limited to no more than 20 people. Performances will take place Saturday, October 15 at 10:00AM and Sunday, October 16 at 2:00PM. Up to eight groups will be in each timeslot. 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 and can be purchased by calling 815-844-1187 or visiting

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