Oak Hill Cemetery Walk June 4 in Pontiac

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Pontiac, MI – Oak Hill Cemetery is a local historic gem that is getting a lot of buzz in the Pontiac community. In addition to a crowdfunding campaign launched to rehabilitate the site, Better Pontiac, a local nonprofit, is organizing the 2016 Oak Hill Cemetery Walk. Part scenic tour, part theatrical performance, the Cemetery Walk will feature actors portraying historic people in the Pontiac community along a guided path through the cemetery grounds.

The actors are affiliated with Pontiac Theatre IV, a community theatre that utilizes Pontiac DDAnew01High School for its performances. Featured will be notable figures in Pontiac’s history including John J. Bagley, 16th Governor of Michigan, educator and social reformer Dorothea Dix, and the first Superintendent of the Eastern Michigan Asylum Dr. Henry Mills Hurd. Other historic figures portrayed are Elijah Myers, William Osmun, and many others.


The proceeds of the event will be dedicated to an Oak Hill Fund managed by Better Pontiac, which is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the cemetery. The Cemetery Walk is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2016. There are tours at 3:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M., and 5:00 P.M. Oak Hill is located at 216 University Drive, Pontiac, MI 48324. Admission is $15.00 per person.Chamber_AD2_rainbowrun

Detroit Memorial, the company contracted with the city to manage the operations at Oak Hill has generously offered to provide the portable restrooms, or “privies” as they will be referred to at the event.

Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event. For those who want to bypass the line, tickets can be purchased in advance at betterpontiac.org/oakhill.

For more information, contact inquiry@betterpontiac.org. Better Pontiac also has Facebook and Twitter pages that can be used to communicate additional details of the event.


garden16_adventureBetter Pontiac is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement and promotion of the City of Pontiac. It is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization.


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