Over 200 people attended the Ninth Annual Barbara Bull Memorial Cemetery Walk presented by the Western Sonoma County Historical Society on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
A new program including six vignettes told the story of Sebastopol¹s incorporation, a gun toting city councilman, Chinese worker history, a Native American language project, a Sebastopol liveryowner, and County Supervisor and an opera singer. Special this year was musical accompaniment for touring groups by local musicians from the Hubbub Club and a solo violinist giving tribute to infant burials. The walk through the Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery created a sense of stepping into the past.
Thirteen actors provided the drama, and ten historically costumed tour guides led four tours each night. Twenty-five Historical Society volunteers provided the stage crew, cooks, and food servers.
The program started with dinner at St. Stephen¹s Episcopal Church and ended with dessert at the Burbank Farm Cottage. Next year will be the tenth anniversary of Cemetery Walk, the idea of the Society¹s former vice president, the late Barbara Bull.
Story and Photography By: Wayne Wieseler
Cemetery Walk 2011