The Historical Society of Long Beach is only days away from showtime for their 25th annual Cemetery Tour, an event that brings local historical figures to life at the very place they were buried.
Every year eight to 10 historical Long Beach figures are researched by historians at the Historical Society, who write a script that is performed by actors—many from the Long Beach Playhouse—at the city’s oldest cemeteries, Sunnyside and Municipal cemeteries.
This will technically be the 26th year the Historical Society presents its annual event, but since last year’s show was virtual, did it really count?
While it’s not uncommon to see reoccurring stories in the show, this year the Historical Society has developed an almost entirely new cast with stories about the Modoc Native American people, a Mexican-American family from the Vaquero Days in Long Beach, and many more. If you’d like to read more about what you can expect in the program this year, click here.
For a sneak peek at what goes into putting the show together, check out the video above.
The Historical Society of Long Beach’s 25th Annual Cemetery Tour is Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for non-members, $20 for members, $8 for people 5-to-18 years old and $1 for those 4 and younger. Tickets at the gate will be $30 and $25 for both children and adults. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
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