KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The 12th annual “Night at the Cemetery” will be presented by the Klamath County Museum Oct. 12-13 at Linkville Pioneer Cemetery in Klamath Falls.
“Our living history re-enactors will be telling the stories of eight early-day Klamath County residents,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “A few of the names might be familiar to local residents today, but most of them were interesting people who have been largely forgotten over the past 50 years.”
Tickets for the event are $10, and must be purchased in advance at the museum, 1451 Main St. Tickets can be reserved over the phone with a bank card. No tickets will be available at the event.
Proceeds from the event benefit the museum and Linkville Cemetery.
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.
Tickets are available for earlier tours that begin before sundown. Later tours begin at nightfall.
Cast members include Bridget Burns, Charles Cossey, Ron Crete, Robert Gardner, Daria Jones, Lee Juillerat, Kerry Smith and Rich Touslee.
Among the characters being portrayed is Lucien Applegate, who was the youngest member of the well-known family clan that came west on the Oregon Trail in 1843.
Henry Lemler, an Olene rancher who was charged with sedition during World War I, is also being portrayed. The youngest character in the cast is a teenage girl killed in a car crash during the Depression years.
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.
Those attending the event are advised to dress for cool weather and be prepared for the possibility of rain. Tickets are non-refundable. 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 provided from the Klamath County Museum.