Chagrin Falls Historical Society presents: SPIRITS ALIVE! At Evergreen Hill Cemetery
UPDATE- The Saturday tours are SOLD OUT and Sunday at 4pm is SOLD OUT! And limited spots remain on the Sunday at 5pm tour. Please call if you would like to be added to a waiting list for next year!
Start the Halloween season off right with SPIRITS ALIVE, a historic cemetery tour! Chagrin Falls Historical Society in partnership with Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Home is conducting Cemetery Tours of the historic Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Chagrin Falls. You will be guided to ten graves in the cemetery. At each grave, you will meet the spirit who lives there and hear their story! Light refreshments will be provided. The tours will take place on Saturday, September 29 at 4pm and 5pm. Also, Sunday, September 30 at 4pm and 5pm. RSVP REQUIRED through PayPal or you can reach us at 440.247.4695 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission- $10 nonmembers or $5 members. THERE IS NO RAIN DATE OR REFUNDS. We thank you for your support of the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum.
The people you will meet on this tour lived in Chagrin Falls in the first half of the 19th Century when it was a small, rural village. Most lived into the 20th Century and witnessed many changes in our small town. They all participated in the life of the village and through their efforts Chagrin Falls evolved from a small, isolated village to a vibrant commercial center. Along the way, its residents experienced the hardships of life on the Ohio frontier, the travails of the Civil War and the virtues and the vices of the Modern Age.
About Evergreen Hill Cemetery:Evergreen Hill Cemetery was the second cemetery established in the Village and Township. The first Chagrin Falls Burying Ground was established in the 1840s by George Stocking who purchased land at the top of Grove Hill on the west side of North Main Street where he proceeded to sell burial lots to individual families. There were several other small cemeteries outside of the village boundaries where members of the Chagrin Falls community were buried. By the 1860s the village had outgrown the Grove Hill Cemetery so the land on South Franklin Street which was owned by the Township, was deeded to the Village. Additional land was acquired from Village residents Robert and Caroline Barrows, and Albon B. Gardner.The first burial in the Cemetery took place in 1863. Some families removed the remains of their family members from Grove Hill Cemetery to Evergreen Hill, although the Grove Hill Cemetery was active until 1869. The Chagrin Falls Township Trustees still maintain the grounds of the cemetery.