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Beech Grove Cemetery

October 2015

After Dark at Beech Grove

October 10, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Old West End Neighborhood Association with Beech Grove Cemetery will be hosting a historic cemetery tour as a Muncie Sesquicentennial event. Tours will leave every 30 min. in groups of 20. Enjoy the refreshments, and exhibits from Minnitrista before or after the tour. Parking available across Kilgore. Tickets are available at Refresh downtown (312 E Main St) , the Beech Grove Cemetery Office (1400 W Kilgore Ave) or at the Old West End booth during the Old Washington Street Festival…

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May 2016

144th Memorial Day Program

May 30, 2016 @ 6:45 am - 8:00 am

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY 10:45 A.M. Prelude music begins MAY 30, 2016 11:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M. Service begins Welcome Michael G. Miller, Superintendent of Beech Grove Cemetery Invocation Hank Hansen, Chaplain, American Legion Post #19 Pledge of Allegiance Mayor Dennis Tyler, City of Muncie Medley of Music America’s Hometown Band Introduction of Speaker Michael G. Miller, Superintendent of Beech Grove Cemetery Comments Bob Wolf 2016 Veterans List Nate Jones, Delaware County Veteran Affairs Officer Wreath Kay Jones, American Legion Post #19,…

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July 2016

Victorian Mourning Customs

July 25, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 1:00 pm

The saddest of all experiences is the death of a loved one. Families living during the Victorian era were very acquainted with it. It was an era when one out of every 20 babies died before their first birthday, and the life expectancy for those who made it past their first birthday was only age forty-two. It was a time when death was more visible and stuck closer to home than any of us living today can imagine. Karen Good…

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October 2016

After Dark at Beech Grove Cemetery

October 15, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join local historians and actors for a guided walking tour of part of the Old Section, view historic artifacts from Minnetrista's Special Collections inside the beautiful Gothic chapel, and enjoy complimentary refreshments by the fountain. Tours leave on the half hour on a first-come basis and are limited to less than 20 persons at a time (to ensure guests can hear tour guides well) Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the gate. Children under 10 accompanied by an…

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November 2016

Annual Veteran’s Day Program

November 11, 2016 @ 5:45 am - 7:00 am

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May 2017

Memorial Day Remembrance Program, with America’s Hometown Band

May 29, 2017 @ 6:45 am - 9:00 am

AMERICA'S HOMETOWN BAND HELPS SALUTE VETERANS The free annual Memorial Day remembrance and honor program for Muncie and Delaware County military personnel takes place in the Military Section of Beech Grove Cemetery, 1400 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie on Monday, May 29, 11 am. The AHB band performs a patriotic musical prelude starting at 10:45 am, as well as a musical salute to each branch of the service during the program. A stirring AHB rendition of Taps closes the ceremonies. The…

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October 2017

****EVENT CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!!! Clean Up at Beech Grove Cemetery

October 7, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am

EVENT CANCELLED!!!!   We will meet in section AA. Call 765 760 2100 with questions

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Beech Grove Cemetery Historic Tour

October 14, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Take a guided walking tour of a portion of Delaware County's largest landmark, learn about interesting local historical figures, view historic artifacts from Minnetrista's Special Collections in the chapel, and join us for refreshments by the fountain. Tours are on the half hour and limited to groups of 20 or less. Tickets go on sale Sept 15th....$10 in advance at the cemetery office or available at the gate Hosted by the Old West End Neighborhood Association. Proceeds benefit the cemetery…

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The Gravedigger’s Tale: A Ghost Story Circle

October 30, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us the night before Halloween to share ghost stories in the most appropriate setting possible. Beech Grove cemetery has granted us rare after-dark access to their grounds for this unique event. It's local history. It's storytelling. It's ghost stories in a graveyard right at Halloween! More details to follow. This event is strictly ages 18+ only.

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May 2018

Memorial Day Ceremony at Beech Grove Cemetery Accompanied by America’s Hometown Band

May 28 @ 6:45 am - 8:00 am

The City of Muncie’s 2018 Memorial Day honor ceremony at Beech Grove Cemetery is on Monday, May 28. This event takes place on the grounds of the American Legion section, starting at 10:45 am with a musical prelude performed by America’s Hometown Band. Beech Grove Cemetery is located at 1400 W. Kilgore Ave, with entrances off Kilgore and off Nichols Ave on the west edge of the property. The event is Free and open to the public. The program is…

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October 2018

Historic Beech Grove Cemetery Tour

October 13 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$10

Learn more about the rich history of Muncie and Delaware County in the beautiful setting of Beech Grove Cemetery! Join local historians for a walking tour of a section of the cemetery, enjoy refreshments at the fountain and view local history displays in the chapel. Tours leave approximately every 30 minutes and do require walking on uneven ground/steps. Parking available across Kilgore Ave. There is no rain date, so bring an umbrella if weather is not cooperative! This is a…

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