Charlie Begley as "Dr. Josiah Skinner"

Charlie Begley as “Dr. Josiah Skinner”

Enjoy a visit with Lockport greats from the great beyond as the Niagara History Center’s Step Back in Time Players share a walking tour of Cold Springs Cemetery, Sunday, July 9, at 1 p.m.

The re-enactors will tell “Cemetery Tales” of well-known Lockport figures now calling that final resting place home. Meet “Dr. Josiah Skinner” (Charlie Begley), Lowertown physician; “Lyman Spalding” (Dennis Caisse), early Lockport settler and Quaker humanitarian; “Charlotte Cross” (Marsha Zimmer), educator honored with a school bearing her name; and “Eliza Mossell” (Brenda Reaves), advocate for Lockport’s African-Americans.

Our visitors from yesteryear will have many stories to tell as they walk once again for the afternoon. Enjoy the beauty and peace of Cold Springs Cemetery while the Players offer tales of Old Lockport.

Step Back in Time Players dress and speak as their characters, whom they have carefully researched, and give a personalized account of that individual’s life and accomplishments here in our community. They also present their characters within the context of local history, creating a vivid picture of both the person and the world in which he or she lived.

Cold Springs Cemetery is located at 4849 Cold Springs Road in Lockport. The tour group will meet at the entrance near the cemetery office. The tour will last approximately two hours and be held rain or shine. It is a walking tour over cemetery pathways and lawns. Plan to wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella or camp stool if needed.

Tickets are $10. Please call the History Center for information and reservations at 434-7433.

The Step Back in Time Players will tell “Cemetery Tales” on additional Sundays this summer. These tours and locations are: August 27, Glenwood Cemetery, Lockport, and Sept. 10, Cold Springs Cemetery. All tours will begin at 1 p.m. Details of these tours will be announced soon.

Don’t miss meeting late Lockportians who are “just dying” to meet you!

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