September 1 - Ferncliff Cemetery: Sacred and Symbolic
Ferncliff Cemetery: Sacred and Symbolic (Walking Tour)
Saturday, September 1 at 10 am
Guided by Ski Schanher / Sponsored by Joyce and Richard Spangler/ Mobility 3
Ferncliff Cemetery, covering over 240 acres of rolling hills and pastoral landscape, was platted during the Civil War as Springfield’s new rural cemetery. Its many mausoleums and memorials, including those of leading citizens and industrialists, are replete with religious symbolism and imagery. Join Ferncliff historian Ski Schanher on a tour of this hallowed ground, as he interprets Springfield’s rich history preserved in stone. Meet at the Ferncliff Cemetery Chapel, 501 West McCreight Avenue.
$10 General Public/ $8 Members