Walking tour of Massillon Cemetery is June 26

Walking tour of Massillon Cemetery is June 26

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Margy Vogt will lead a public walking tour of Massillon Cemetery on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m. The stroll will take about two hours.

Vogt will tell short stories of 50 notable Massillonians, point out monuments and mausoleums, and talk about cemetery symbolism.

Walkers will learn about local inventors, civic leaders, suffragists and entrepreneurs. Discover the meaning of anchors, ivy and urns carved into headstones while walking the 176-year-old burial ground.

Reservations are not necessary. The $10 fee may be paid at the beginning of the tour, which will begin at the cemetery entrance. Cemetery parking is limited, but participants can park for free on both sides of Erie Street. In case of rain, the walk will be canceled.

Copies of Vogt’s books — "Fourth Street: A Century of History and Design" and "Massillon: Reflections of a Community" — will be available for purchase before and after the tour.

Call Vogt at 330-844-1525.