Sunday, November 7, 2010

Minden Cemetery Ghost Walk next Saturday

The Louisiana Trekker blog called the 7th annual Minden Cemetery Ghost Walk to my attention.
  • The tour will feature ghosts and living history lessons from actors and actresses in period costume portraying Minden’s past leading citizens. Step back in time as you listened to the stories being told. In a little over an hour, you can see Confederate soldiers along with early business leaders, teachers, doctors and politicians. This is a rare opportunity to learn about Minden’s past community leaders, citizens and history.
The Minden Cemetery Association even has a blog that keeps people up to date with their activities.
This year’s walk will begin at Noon on Saturday November 13th, 2010 with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. and lasting a little over an hour.
There is a $10 charge for adults and $4 for children.
If you can’t give your support by attending the Ghost Walk, you can send a donation.
Minden Cemetery Association
P.O. Box 1198
Minden, Louisiana 71058
This is a very interesting and unique way to teach the history of Minden to everyone in the area.


  1. Thanks for the crosspost, Jim. As a Board Member of the Cemetery and author of some of the scripts, we appreciate the plug. It is a good show every year.

  2. JAgan, I am wondering why this is not done just before Halloween, rather than soon after. This surely seems to be a Halloween activity.

  3. I think it's a great way to raise money for the cemetery and make people aware of their history.
    Nothing Halloween about it.

  4. In a small town, you really have to coordinate activities. There is a long-standing major activity by another civic group on Halloween and we can't draw enough to afford competition. Not saying we're a "one-horse" town, but we're pretty much a "one-big event" town.

    But beyond that, I guess the name "ghost walk" does give a different connotation. These aren't "scary" ghosts. It's intended as a history lesson and the roles are written as the ultimate "friendly" ghosts. Our inspiration comes from the American Cemetery at Natchitoches mixed with Wilder's "Our Town." The closest we get to anything scary or "spooky" is renactment of a duel. We focus on sad topics, such as a family with six or seven children who died as infants or small children, but not frightening stories.

    Those are our reasons for not being on Halloween, plus many years we've tied into Veteran's Day.


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