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Musical Feast: Historic Riverside Cemetery
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 11:30 am$55.00
Are you interested in a unique journey into Asheville’s past? An event that offers insight into the cultural diversity, architecture, religious customs and landscape design of our beloved city? Historic Riverside Cemetery is the answer!
Founded August 4, 1885 as a garden-style cemetery and public park, the cemetery offers all of that and more. Gary Clark of “Tours by Clark” will lead us on a one-hour walking tour of the premises and tell us about some of the “residents”, some history, a few fun stories and just a bit of spook (it’s Halloween, after all!) It promises to be a very interesting adventure.
Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry are only two luminaries from Asheville’s past to be buried here. There’s much more to be learned about others – some famous and others notable for their unusual or strange stories.
Following our tour, we will gather for lunch at Nine Mile restaurant, 233 Montford Avenue where you will have your choice of options from their delicious menu.
With eighty-seven acres of landscaped grounds, Riverside Cemetery is indeed a garden of extraordinary beauty not to be overlooked on any tour of the city. Bring your camera.