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Stories Among the Stones

Walter and Bessie Bellingrath’s memorial in Magnolia Cemetery at Ann and Virginia streets.

Tom McGehee

A Walking Tour of Magnolia Cemetery with Tom McGehee

Saturday, October 17, 10-11 a.m.* 

Walter and Bessie Bellingrath rest among some 100,000 permanent residents of Mobile’s historic Magnolia Cemetery, and the colonnade marking their graves is the largest monument to be found there. Join us for a fascinating look at the cemetery’s history and funerary art, led by Tom McGehee, Director of the Bellingrath Museum Home, a member of the cemetery’s Board  of Directors, and a prominent local historian and author.

Tom will discuss the history of the cemetery, unravel the curious symbols of death popular in the Victorian South and reveal some of the more colorful tales regarding both the prominent and more obscure Mobilians who rest here.

Magnolia Cemetery is located at 1202 Virginia Street at the corner of Ann and Virginia Streets in Mobile. Parking is available from the main entrance on Ann Street.

“Stories Among the Stones” is a fundraiser for the Bellingrath Gardens and Home Foundation. Space is limited. The talk will include refreshments!

Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple and must be purchased in advance. To order, please call Angela Strickland, Director of Special Events, at 251-459-8868.

*Note: This event has been rescheduled from its original date of October 10, 2020.