(Please note change of re-enactors and admission charge for this tour.)

Charlie Begley as "Raphael Beck"

Charlie Begley as “Raphael Beck”

They’re gone but not forgotten, and will walk once again in Lockport’s beautiful Glenwood Cemetery to make your acquaintance! Three late Lockportians now calling the cemetery home will revisit

this world as the Niagara History Center’s Step Back in Time Players tell “Cemetery Tales,” Sunday, August 27, from 1-2:30 p.m.

“The People of Glenwood Cemetery” will be above-ground for the afternoon at 325 Glenwood Ave. to present “first-hand” tales of their fascinating lives and accomplishments in our historic community.

You’ll meet “William Morgan” (Clint Starke), a Lockport native who will share how he invented the game of volleyball. He expanded its appeal from New England YMCA’s and colleges to create a game now enjoyed worldwide.

Beloved artist and art teacher “Raphael Beck” (Charlie Begley) will speak about creation of his masterpiece, “The Opening of the Erie Canal, October 6, 1825,” his career and his family.

Long-haired singer and celebrity “Isabella Sutherland” (Marsha Zimmer) will offer details about her family, career with the “Seven Sutherland Sisters,” and love life, sharing juicy details that fed the 19th-century gossip mills.

Please call the History Center for tour reservations at (716) 434-7433. Admission for this tour is $5 per person.

Tour participants should meet in Glenwood Cemetery’s mausoleum parking lot. Be aware that this is a walking tour through the cemetery grounds. Plan to bring an umbrella or camp stool if needed. The tour will be held rain or shine.

The “Step Back in Time Players” will present their final tour of the season at Lockport’s Cold Springs Cemetery, 4849 Cold Springs Road, Sunday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. We’ll announce those famous friends from the next world shortly.


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