Wednesday, June 23, 2021

‘Ghosts of Southlake Past’ will reappear November 3

Ghosts will gather this year Saturday, November 3 at Hood Cemetery in Southlake for the fifth annual “Ghosts of Southlake Past” cemetery tour sponsored by the Southlake Historical Society. Actors will bring to life early settlers, outlaws, Civil War soldiers and more. Putting on holsters and bonnets will be community leaders, a high school theater student, a beloved librarian and local history buffs.

Hood Cemetery is located on Coventry Lane near N. Peytonville Ave. in Southlake. Tours will be at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults; $10 for ages 3 through 18; and $10 for ages 62 and older.

Tickets can be purchased online at the society’s website, www.SouthlakeHistory.org. The maximum number of attendees for each tour is 75, so you’re encouraged to buy your tickets early and be sure to bring them with you to the cemetery for quick check-in. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.

This year, the society will donate ten percent of ticket sales to the newly-organized Hood Cemetery Association, a 501(c) 3. Gather your family and join society members at this annual event — you’ll gain a sense of place and learn more about the history of Southlake.

The Ghosts of Southlake Past Return Nov. 5

Southlake Mayor Laura Hill will be among local residents dressed in period clothes who will bring to life the stories of pioneer men, women and children including a Civil War veteran, a young teacher, a boy who grew up in the early Dove community and a husband and wife who helped establish the White’s Chapel community and church.

Tickets are required and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com.  A limited number of tickets will be available the night of the event.  Participants should bring a small flashlight, wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather conditions that evening.

For more information, visit the historical society’s website, http://southlakehistory.org. Questions? Contact SHS vice president Tamara McMillan at tamaramcmillan@yahoo.com or SHS president Connie Cooley at cecooley@verizon.net.

Southlake Resident Paul Porter as a young Confederate soldier in last year’s cemetery tour