Thursday, December 1, 2022

Southlake Historical Society Presents: Ghosts of Southlake’s Past

The spirit of Halloween may be about ghosts, goblins, candy, and things that go bump in the night, but the Southlake Historical Society has a different take on this year’s spooky season.

On this week’s Minute with the Mayor, SHS member Tamara McMillan spoke with Mayor John Huffman about the organization’s plans to educate the public on the real-life spirits of Southlake by hosting their annual event, Ghosts of Southlake’s Past.

The event will be held in Hood Cemetery located on Coventry Lane near east Peytonville Avenue in the Coventry Manor subdivision on Saturday, November 12, at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

“We have several cemeteries in the area that people don’t know about,” said McMillan. “There are many people buried here who actually were really putting the community together; there are also a lot of unmarked graves because in those times, very often, people really weren’t able to mark their graves.” “We really want to educate people about what happened here.”

Reenactors will tell the story of the people who are buried.

“This year, we have some good stories, we have a horse thief, we have a confederate soldier, and we have an unmarked grave with a mother and her daughter telling their story about how they got here,” she said.

“It’s a great way to end Spooky Season,” said, Mayor John Huffman.

Tickets for this event are required and can be purchased online at Tickets to the City or www.southlakehistory.org. A limited number of tickets will be available the night of the event. The tour will be held rain or shine. Participants should be a small flashlight, wear comfortable shoes and dress weather conditions.