Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Ghosts of Southlake Past at Medlin Cemetery

The Southlake Historical Society invites everyone to its sixth annual Ghosts of Southlake Past cemetery tour on Saturday, November 2, in the historical Medlin Cemetery, 1130 Trophy Club Drive, Trophy Club. Tours will begin at 4:30 and 6 p.m. and will last about 40 minutes.

Appearing will be Southlake City Councilman Ronell Smith as Bob Jones, who went from slavery to success, and Trophy Club Mayor Nick Sanders as merchant William Prewitt.  Other local people will tell the spirited stories of Joseph Loving, who at age 52 joined the Confederate army with his son; Mittie Medlin Harris, the young woman who died in childbirth and was the first person buried in the cemetery; Almeady Chisum Jones and Eugie Jones Thomas, women of strength and integrity; and hard-working mom Millie Prewitt. All re-enactors will be dressed in period clothing.

Participants should bring a small flashlight, wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.  The tour will be held rain or shine.

A limited number of tickets will be available the night of the event. Tickets are required and can be purchased at www.southlakehistory.org.