This past weekend, residents of the Bloomington-Normal community got the unique opportunity to take a peak into the past of McLean County by experiencing history through theatrics during the 17th annual Evergreen Cemetery Discovery Walk.
According to Mary Anne Schierman, director of volunteers and interns at the McLean County Museum of History, the event sparks plenty of interest each year, as it provides a way to learn about the influential people who lived here and are buried here.
While walking through the 150-year-old cemetery, those on the tour are introduced to several individuals from McLean County whose lives were entrenched in the war. The actors dressed in traditional garb of the time, allowing those participating to feel as though they were transported in time. The headstones of those featured had special wreathes by them, to indicate their presence.
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