LPRD to hold popular Quantrill’s Raid Graveyard Walk

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a historical walking tour through Oak Hill Cemetery to learn about some of those who survived Quantrill’s Raid.

The tour is scheduled 8-9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Ave. Participants will be led through the graveyard tour by local Historian Brittany Keegan, who will tell the stories of survivors and what they witnessed during the raid. Pre-registration is required. The program is open to those eight years-old and older. Cost is $20 per person.

Registration can be done online on the department’s website at http://lprd.org/activity?n=321710 or at any recreation facility, including: the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St.; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. or the Administrative Office in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For more information, please contact Jo Ellis, recreation instruction supervisor, at (785) 330-7355.