(Seguin) – The sharing of stories of some Seguin's past residents will come straight from the grave this weekend.
The 2014 “Saints Alive” Cemetery Tour on Sunday will feature historical re-enactments of some of Seguin’s fascinating citizens entombed at the Riverside Cemetery. The tours, being held in conjunction with Pecan Fest, are a fundraising project for The Affiliation for the Preservation of Shakespeare and Federated Club Rooms.
Group member Sudie Bruns says the tours are a great way to provide fascinating portrayals of those that lie in the local cemetery.
"We felt that we needed a project for the Club Women and wanted to do something that would be helpful to Seguin and Pat Hoppe had the suggestion of doing a cemetery tour. So we got to looking into it and decided we were going to have cemetery tours, because there's so much we don't know about Seguin and this is the way you find it out and it's fun. We've enjoyed doing the research on it and presenting the programs. It’s just been a real success," said Bruns.
The "Saints Alive" historical figures at this year's event include Louise Bergfeld Tewes, Tobias Meininger, Lizzie and Harry Burges, General John Jefferson, Edgar von Boeckmann, Ernst Dolle, Canzada Campbell, and Porciana de Molina.
Tours will be at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery located at 201 E. Klein Street.
Tickets for the Cemetery Tour are $10 and benefit the local Women’s Clubs to help preserve the Club Rooms (“the first Club House ever built in Texas for the use of club women”). The Club House is located at 432 N. River St. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Gift and Gourmet, Cascades, the Seguin Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Chamber office, Silver Center and at Keepers. Tickets will also be sold at the gate.