Fall is by far my favorite season. Within our area, there are many fall festivals and events. My girlfriend and I attend as many as we can. Most of the time, the local, seasonal events don’t disappoint.
Among our favorite fall activities last year was the Fenton History Center’s Saints and Sinners Lake View Cemetery tour.
As far as October Saturday afternoon activities go, the tour beat watching horror movie marathons or re-runs of “The X-Files.”
With a focus on local history and a nice, fall atmosphere, the tour kept our attention throughout. Learning about the Gokeys, Charles Dahlstrom, the Lady in Glass, Lucille Ball and others was quite interesting.
Those playing the parts of people important to Jamestown’s history did an admirable job of telling their stories.
With so much local history connected to those buried in the cemetery, we only scratched the surface on our tour. Understandably so. The Fenton alters the tours from year to year, making it worthwhile to go back.
The Fenton promises you’ll hear costumed actors tell revealing stories about Jamestown’s famous – and infamous – former residents.
The seventh-annual Saints and Sinners tours will be held from 3-9 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12. Walking and horse-drawn carriage tours will be offered.
Walking tours are from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5 and from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 12.
Carriage tours are from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 5 and from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 12.
Pre-sale walking tour tickets are $10 for non-members, $5 for members, and $2 for children and youth up to age 18. While reservations are required for carriage tours, reservations are requested for the walking tours.
All carriage tour tickets are $15 each. For more information or to order tickets, call 664-6256 or visit fentonhistorycenter.org.
We’ll do our best to make it to one of the walking tours again this year. It’s a good time, and it supports the Fenton.