Final Historical Walking tour set for Saturday

The Piqua Tourism Council, in cooperation with the Local History department of the Piqua Public Library and Mainstreet Piqua, have teamed up to offer historical walking tours and the final 2018 tour is this Saturday, October 20.

The Fine Art of Dying III, begins at 10:30 AM and walk participants are asked to follow the signs from the Washington Avenue entrance of Forest Hill Cemetery to the tour starting spot. Headstones, footstones and monuments have unique symbols and styles that reflect their age and the societal norms of their eras.  Many of the monuments were built in a grand style while others are more modest and present a feeling of private grief. The tour will include lots of walking over uneven grass surfaces.

The tours will last approximately two hours. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased at the Mainstreet Piqua office at 326 North Main. The tours will be led by Piqua historian Jim Oda. This project is sponsored by the Piqua Tourism Council with additional assistance from Mainstreet Piqua and the Piqua Public Library. Call Mainstreet Piqua at 773-9355 for additional information.

Lorna Swisher