MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Community Historical Museum, Middlebury Then & Now, and the Elkhart County Historical Museum will present the “Stories of Elkhart: Middlebury’s Grace Lawn Cemetery” program at 11 a.m. June 15.
The program will take place at Grace Lawn Cemetery in Middlebury, 514 E. Warren St.
Grace Lawn Cemetery in Middlebury was established in 1834, only a few years after Middlebury became a town. Being one of the most historic cemeteries in Elkhart County, many of the people buried there helped shape Middlebury into what it is today.
Program participants will be guided around the cemetery to grave sites as volunteers will tell the history of people and families, and how they contributed to Middlebury’s history.
Some of the people featured in the program include Mark Wilt, the Krider family and the Varns family.
This program is part of the Stories of Elkhart program series developed for 2019 by the Elkhart County Historical Museum. This is the first of the summer leg of the series, which will explore cemeteries throughout Elkhart County. For information on future cemeteries that will be featured in the series and topics in the Stories of Elkhart series, visit elkhartcountyparks.org or “like” the Elkhart County Historical Museum on Facebook.
There is no cost to participate in the program, but attendance is limited to 40 people. Interested participants must register for the event at www.elkhartcountyparks.org and can find the event on the Events Calendar page. The program will include standing and walking for the duration of the event.