'Night at the Cemetery' Program Slated

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The 11th annual “Night at the Cemetery” will be presented by the Klamath County Museum Oct. 20 at Bonanza Memorial Park.

“We’re taking this popular program on the road this year to Bonanza, where there is a lot of interesting history to explore,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “The town of Bonanza dates back almost as far back as Linkville, so there are a number of pioneer stories to be told.”

Tickets for the event are $10, and must be purchased in advance at the museum, 1451 Main St. No tickets will be available at the event.

Night at the Cemetery features actors portraying historic figures who were prominent in the Klamath Basin 50 to 100 years ago, said museum manager Todd Kepple.

“This year we have the honor of portraying a man who was a veteran of the war of 1812, as well as a Confederate veteran of the Civil War,” Kepple said. “We’ll also have a ‘Gold Star’ mother who lost a son in World War I.”

The presentation is made in the form of a tour through the cemetery, with small audience groups led from station to station by a guide. The event will involve walking short distances over uneven ground, with a total walking distance of about a half-mile.
Cast members include Ron Crete, Kenneth Doutt, Brian Fitz Gerald, Dan Hawkes, Ken Janson, John McKellar, Mary Nobel and Gloria Sullivan.

The event is described as a living history program, and is not designed to be spooky or scary. Children are welcome, although the program is geared toward adults.

Tickets can be reserved over the phone with a bank card.
Participants will be asked to park at the Bonanza School. A bus will transport participants to the cemetery. No parking will be available at the cemetery.

Those attending the event are advised to dress for cool weather and be prepared for the possibility of rain. No refunds are made for tickets returned. In the event of extremely harsh weather, the event will be moved to the Klamath County Museum.

For more information, call the Klamath County Museum at (541) 882-1000.

Press release from Klamath County Museum