Tales of the Crypt

Date(s) - 04/05/2013
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Friendship Cemetery


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Wednesday, April 3 7pm-10pm
Friday, April 5 7pm-10pm
Monday, April 8 7pm-10pm
Wednesday, April 10 7pm-10pm
Friday, April 12 7pm-10pm

Visit: Columbus-ms.org for more information or call (662) 329-1191 or Toll Free: 1-800-9200-3533.

Friendship Cemetery

4th Street South and 15th Avenue South

Please arrive no later than 9pm.
Tickets $5 for adults and $3 for students (K-12)

This graveyard tour promises to be a memorable experience for lovers of history and drama, for it is a combination of both. Tales from the Crypt re-creates the lives of noted personalities interred at the historic Friendship Cemetery, site of the Confederate Decoration Day that inspired the poem, “The Blue and the Gray.”

Each year, a series of vignettes features prominent local citizens who contributed to the history of the city and state. Among those featured in the drama are Confederate States of America generals, former governors of Mississippi, a U.S. Congressman, merchants, authors and more.

Tales from the Crypt is an award-winning project of history students from the Columbus-based Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. The project won the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and was named a National Finalist for the Save Our History Classroom Award. The students select, research and portray the characters, assisted greatly by the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. Tales from the Crypt is a treat for the entire family!