The popular “Spirits of Old Park Ridge” returns!
Community members of all ages are invited to learn more about the life and times of the men and women who helped shape the development of Park Ridge, including early settlers, former mayors and businessmen, soldiers, teachers and even a professional baseball player. Local actors will portray the “Spirits”, bringing to life their individual stories and contributions to Park Ridge history. Tour guides will accompany the groups to the various gravesites, providing additional history and anecdotes about some of the residents now laid to rest in the historical Town of Maine Cemetery.
The cast of “Spirits” for 2021 includes Milton Meyers, Civil War soldier; Alexander Harley, first Music Director at Maine High School; Robert Hale, professional baseball player and District 64 administrator; and Albert Buchheit, first Mayor of Park Ridge.
Tours will leave every 15-30 minutes from the Cemetery gatehouse, located just inside the main gate off of Touhy Avenue. Parking is available along Rose Avenue to the east, or along the lanes of the Cemetery.
Adults – $10
Students – $5
Families – $20
Under 5 free