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Families: History comes alive during cemetery tour

Julie Hildebrandt, right, of Anacortes, leans in for a closer look at a double tablet stone during an August 2015 tour at Green Hills Memorial Cemetery in Burlington.
Julie Hildebrandt, right, of Anacortes, leans in for a closer look at a double tablet stone during an August 2015 tour at Green Hills Memorial Cemetery in Burlington. Skagit Valley Herald

History meets Halloween as the Skagit County Historical Museum offers its second annual Historic Cemetery Tour this weekend.

Hear history come alive — so to speak — as actors portray some of the early Skagit County residents who are buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in a program from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at the cemetery, 17666 Valentine Road, Mount Vernon. Pleasant Ridge is the oldest cemetery in Skagit County.

Tickets are $10, or $8 for Skagit County Historical Society members. Tickets are available at the museum, 501 S. Fourth Street, La Conner.

Details: call 360-466-3365, see skagitcounty.net/Departments/HistoricalSociety, or email museum@co.skagit.wa.us.

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