The City of Covington will host Whisperings, a living history tour, Saturday, October 20, from 5 to 8 pm at Covington Cemetery No. 1.
Participants will be treated to a twilight tour of the historic cemetery, which dates back to Covington’s founding in 1813. With a medley of informative sign displays and character actors performing as notable historic figures from Covington’s past, guests will come away with a greater appreciation for the City’s rich cultural history, the people who helped shape Covington and the parish into what they are today, and the unique architectural features found on some of the tombs, many of which date back to the 1820s.
Historic preservationist Emily Ford will be a special guest speaker. Ms. Ford has been active in cemetery preservation in southern Louisiana since 2009. She will speak on historic tombs, copings, monuments, and landscapes of historic cemeteries, and share techniques and tips for tomb restoration.
Covington Cemetery No. 1 is located at 608 N. Columbia Street. across from Covington Police Department. Led by volunteer “angel” guides, tours will be launched in 20-minute increments beginning at 5:30 pm. Each tour group will accommodate 20 people. Reservations for time slots are recommended, as space is limited.
The event is designed for audiences ages 12 and up. Cemetery etiquette and decorum will be followed.
Tickets are $20 each, and may be purchased online at www.BonTempsTix.com or in person at Covington City Hall, 317 N. Jefferson Ave., and Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St.
The event is sponsored by the City of Covington in partnership with the Covington Cemetery Board, an advisory group dedicated to the preservation and care of the city’s municipal cemeteries.
For more information, contact (985) 892-1873 or email@example.com.