Photo Courtesy of The Bowling Green Daily News/Alex Slitz
By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 8:00 AM CST
Enjoy a night of history with a lantern tour through the downtown Bowling Green cemetery! This is a living history event in conjunction with an all-day commemoration of Bowling Green’s involvement in the War Between the States and the Union Occupation that began in February 1862. To learn more about the other activities planned for the day, click here.
Visit with 10 former residents that lived in Bowling Green between 1796-1866.
Listen to their stories of the settling of Bowling Green, the impact of the railroad on Bowling Green’s economic and cultural diversity, and of the Civil War on their lives.
Two 45-minute walking tours will be offered beginning at 7:30pm and 8:45pm. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors/students and 12 & under are free. Those wishing to also attend the Military Ball at the Historic Railpark & Train Museum (6-9pm) can pay just $15 for both the tour and Ball.
Street parking is available as well as the NAPA Auto Parts and BG Parks & Recreation parking lots. Purchase tickets in the NAPA lot. For more information, visit http://visitbgky.com/civilwar or call 270-782-0800.
Also check out the Civil War Trail (website link for trail) via the Convention and Visitors Bureau or Kentucky Museumon WKU’s Campus.
Past Civil War 150:
Part 1: Mt. Moriah Cemetery, resting place of “African American Union Soldiers.”
Part 2: The Confederate Graveyard and Monument of Bowling Green. Also, the Most Dangerous Confederate.
Part 3: “Defending the L&N Railroad Wayside Exhibit.”
Part 4: “Mt. Ayr & Fort Underwood”
Part 5: “Baker Hill and Downtown Bowling Green”
Part 6: “Confederate Defense Line and Rifle Trench.”
Part 7: “Fort C.F. Smith and College Hill.”
Part 8: “Fort Webb Park”
Part 9: “Hines Boatlanding and Civil War Hospital Exhibit.”
Part 10: “Bowling Green Courthouse displaying Confederate Medal of Honors and Federal Army Officers.”
Part 11: “Jonesville.”
Part 12: “Bowling Green’s Official Sesquicentennial Event.”
Part 13: “Henry Grider, Veteran of 1812, Whig, Unionist Congressman, Abolitionist and the 14th Amendment.”
Part 14: “Fort Lytle or Fort Albert Sydney Johnston.”
Part 15: “Kentucky Museum.”
Part 16: “L&N Railroad, ‘Civil War and the Railroad’ exhibit.”
Part 17: “The Presbyterian Church on State Street. Former School and Civil War Hospital.”
Also, there is a much better trail tour (we love this so much), check out the Civil War Trail (website link for trail) via the Convention and Visitors Bureau or Kentucky Museumon WKU’s Campus.