Hear voices from the past on the grounds of the Mesquite Cemetery during the annual Mesquite Meander.
The Mesquite Meander, presented by Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI), is a living history tour featuring local actors portraying long-since-passed residents whose final resting place is Mesquite Cemetery. HMI uses a variety of primary historical sources to create biographical sketches of the residents highlighted in the Meander.
“Those who attend Mesquite Meander get to see history come alive,” said Toyia Pointer, HMI Executive Director. “This event helps people connect in a unique way to the early residents who helped make our City what it is today.”
This year’s 13th annual Meander is filled with curious coincidences: opening night is Friday the 13th and Saturday’s performance follows a solar eclipse earlier in the day.
“The Meander is not a spooky event, but this year will definitely be interesting,” Pointer said. “The number 13 isn’t always considered unlucky, and many believe that solar eclipses signify new beginnings or opportunities. In addition to our program, we plan to include some information about the history of Friday the 13th and the eclipse.”
Tickets are $15 per person. The Meander offers tours starting every 10 minutes that run approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Tour times on Oct. 13 start at 6 p.m. with last tour starting at 7:30 p.m. Tour times on Oct. 14 start at 5:30 p.m. with last tour starting at 7 p.m.
Mesquite Cemetery is located at 400 Holley Park Dr. Attendees should note that the Mesquite Meander is an outdoor event in a historic cemetery, so there may be areas of uneven ground and gravel walkways.
To purchase tickets and for more information, call HMI’s office at 972-216-6468 or visit www.historicmesquite.org.