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Tales Tombstones Tell

  • Oakwood Cemetery Oakwood Ave and E. York Ave West Chicago IL 60185 (map)

On Friday, October 5th, the City Museum will present the 29th annual Tales Tombstones Tell at Oakwood Cemetery, located at York Street and Oakwood Avenue.  Tours begin at 6:30 pm and start off every 10 minutes thereafter, with the last tour starting at 7:30 pm.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and no reservations are necessary. If the weather is inclement the program is cancelled.  


Guests will be entertained by historic music from Roger Kotecki as they wait to start to the tour. The program is appropriate for families and is based on our community’s history.  This year we will feature James Mulligan, David Springer, Mary Kaiser, Clara Church, Clinton Beach, Barbara Hahn, and Walter McAuley and explore how the health field impacted their lives and deaths.


Come join us for this impactful evening stroll, with lanterns and luminaries lighting the path through West Chicago’s oldest cemetery.  Although the program is free, donations are appreciated.  For more information please call the Museum at (630) 231-3376 or email us at

Earlier Event: September 20
Historiography Book Club
Later Event: October 11
Timeless Tales: Fall is Here