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Headstones in History

Folks got to experience the mourning customs and superstitions of the 19th Century at Naper Settlement’s Headstones in History event.

The walking tour gave visitors a chance to walk through the Naperville Cemetery to learn about the town’s early settlers and visit their headstones.

“We connect people to the past, and its something that should be celebrated, we’re not here to have a spooky event, that’s next week, this is just more of a way to remember and a way to know about your town,” said Lead Museum Educator for Naper Settlement, Cindy Lackore.

This was the first year that the tour viewed new commemorative markers for Sybil Dunbar, the first known African-American female resident and John Dudley, a Revolutionary War Veteran.


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