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Living history performance planned for a Princeton cemetery

Posted by wlpo on September 17, 2010

History comes to life in an unusual setting Sunday in Princeton.  Oakland Speaks involves re-enactors portraying well known people from Princeton’s past who are buried in Oakland Cemetery.

Sarah Cooper with the Bureau County Historical Society says this year’s format is slightly different from past years.

You’ll be able to hear the stories of Rolla Russell, a former Princeton Mayor and judge and T.P. Gunning, a former Princeton mayor and state lawmaker.

Performances are Sunday at 10:30am, noon, 1:30pm, and 3pm.  You should arrive at least 30 minutes early.  Tickets will be on sale across the street from the cemetery at the Bureau County Metro Center.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for people 18 years old and younger.

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