War of 1812 Comes to Romeo Cemetery Walk


Oct 3, 2012
Written by
Barbara Merryfield
Historic Romeo Cemetery

Historic Romeo Cemetery / Jason Arnott

This year marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812, which is often called America.s second war of independence. On Saturday, Oct. 13 2012, the Romeo Historical Society (RHS) and Greater Washington Area Historical Society (GWAHS) will discuss this historic event from a local perspective, along with the stories of people who shaped the future of Romeo at this years Romeo Cemetery Walk.

The self-guided tour will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Romeo Cemetery and feature in-character graveside presentations. New to this years tour is Joe Toth, a professional re-enactor who specializes in the War of 1812.

“This tour is a great opportunity to learn about an important, yet often overlooked, part of American History,” said RHS Communications Coordinator Barbara Merryfield.

Tickets cost $9 for general admission and $5 for RHS/ GWAHS members, seniors and students. They can be purchased in advance or on the day of the event at Kane’s Town Hall Antiques, located at 205 N. Main Street. Advance ticket sales are also available at the RHS Arts and Archives Center every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.

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