Greenwood Cemetery Lantern Tour – 2019
On November 3, 2019, historic Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville, Georgia will hold its second Lantern Tour. The tour will consist of six stops where presenters will portray prominent citizens at their grave sites. The first stop on the tour is the Collier Lot and Mausoleum where relatives will present as Jena Cuthbert (J. C.) Collier and Evelyn Collier Cason. Also of possible Collier interest will be the portrayal J. W. Stafford. Interesting research linking the Collier and Stafford families is covered in the May 7, 2016 post, The Search for Sarah E. Stafford’s Ancestry, A CHF Success Story (found here Sarah E. Stafford).
The Lantern Tour promises to be a unique event and is an excellent opportunity to put CHF in the spotlight. Tickets go on sale October 1 at Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce. Make your plans, and I hope to see you there!
The Barnesville newspaper, The Herald Gazette, on September 3, featured an article about the Lantern Tour that was accompanied by photos highlighting the Collier Mausoleum and J. C. Collier.
Greenwood Cemetery was founded in the 1830s. The earliest marked grave is dated 1837. Proceeds from the Lantern Tour support cemetery beautification and improvement projects, such as the installation of period street lights.