History events this weekend



The Plymouth Historical Society is hosting two special events Sunday, May 18. The Union Cemetery Walk will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Visit various gravesites where re-enactors, dressed in period clothing, share the history of the dearly departed. The walk starts at the VFW parking lot at the end of Division Street and takes approximately one hour. Maps and information will be provided. Light refreshments will be available at the VFW hall. This is a rare opportunity to become acquainted with past residents who now repose in this tranquil setting. Playing of taps concludes the event at 2:55 p.m. with a landmarking program to follow. The Historical Society will honor two properties with landmark status - the Union cemetery, circa 1854, and the Christian DelaPorte home, circa late 1860s to early 1870s. The Union cemetery association organized in 1854, though the first known burial occurred in 1852. In early years the cemetery was simply known as the “City Cemetery.” While the Catholic denomination had organized a cemetery further to the north, other denominations utilizing the City Cemetery decided to rename it “Union Cemetery.” The landmarking program will begin at 3 p.m. at the cemetery keeper’s building located within Union cemetery. This cream city brick building was erected in the 1890s and is located in the northeast section of the cemetery, adjacent to North Avenue and south of Forest Avenue. Following the unveiling of the plague at Union cemetery, attendees are invited to walk a few doors to the south to the Christian DelaPorte home, 336 North Ave. This simple cream city brick farmhouse-style home was built in the late 1860s to early 1870s. Situated on 25 acres, Mr. DelaPorte operated a farm on what was then the outskirts of the Plymouth settlement. Mr. DelaPorte rests at Union cemetery, not far from his earthly home, and will be one of the sites that will be part of the Union cemetery walk. This home has recently undergone extensive renovations maintaining its early architecture. Both events are open to the public and free of charge. 
Submitted photo The Plymouth Historical Society is hosting two special events Sunday, May 18. The Union Cemetery Walk will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Visit various gravesites where re-enactors, dressed in period clothing, share the history of the dearly departed. The walk starts at the VFW parking lot at the end of Division Street and takes approximately one hour. Maps and information will be provided. Light refreshments will be available at the VFW hall. This is a rare opportunity to become acquainted with past residents who now repose in this tranquil setting. Playing of taps concludes the event at 2:55 p.m. with a landmarking program to follow. The Historical Society will honor two properties with landmark status - the Union cemetery, circa 1854, and the Christian DelaPorte home, circa late 1860s to early 1870s. The Union cemetery association organized in 1854, though the first known burial occurred in 1852. In early years the cemetery was simply known as the “City Cemetery.” While the Catholic denomination had organized a cemetery further to the north, other denominations utilizing the City Cemetery decided to rename it “Union Cemetery.” The landmarking program will begin at 3 p.m. at the cemetery keeper’s building located within Union cemetery. This cream city brick building was erected in the 1890s and is located in the northeast section of the cemetery, adjacent to North Avenue and south of Forest Avenue. Following the unveiling of the plague at Union cemetery, attendees are invited to walk a few doors to the south to the Christian DelaPorte home, 336 North Ave. This simple cream city brick farmhouse-style home was built in the late 1860s to early 1870s. Situated on 25 acres, Mr. DelaPorte operated a farm on what was then the outskirts of the Plymouth settlement. Mr. DelaPorte rests at Union cemetery, not far from his earthly home, and will be one of the sites that will be part of the Union cemetery walk. This home has recently undergone extensive renovations maintaining its early architecture. Both events are open to the public and free of charge. Submitted photo

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